Latest COVID Updates

Enclosed is the latest update from Gold that has been forwarded to all Governors.

For your information HMPPS have forwarded the following briefing to all Prisons in England and Wales.


Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2020

Concerns regarding individual Risk Assessments for vulnerable staff have been raised by POA Committees to the NEC.


Please ensure the contents of this circular are relayed to all POA members.


Update from Mark Fairhurst, National Chair

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“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.