Latest COVID Updates

Enclosed for your information is the latest guidance from HMPPS that clarifies the procedures to be taken when dealing with staff absences due to Covid 19 and the effects of Long Covid.

Watch the interview with Geoff Willets on ITV News, talk about the prison outbreak putting England's smallest county top of Covid infection chart

The Labour Research Department have produced a Booklet on ‘Working Safely with Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has presented significant new health and safety challenges for workers and their trade unions.

Watch Mark Fairhurst interviewed on BBC North West Today talking about COVID 19 outbreaks in Prisons

Please see below a note on the WHO’s position on occupational vaccines by Ivan Dimov of WHO:

Update from Mark Fairhurst, National Chair


COVID-19 Information to download

Find all the most recent documents and downloads relating to COVID-19

“When you work in a prison, there is only one union that you can rely on when all is lost and that is the POA, do not accept cheaper imitations.”

Anonymous – West Midlands

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.