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Prison social visits suspended

20 April 2020

To protect Western Australia’s prisoners, detainees and staff from the spread of COVID-19, social prison visits have been suspended for now.

Additional phone calls will be available to maintain contact with family, friends and loved ones and the Department is exploring other technological solutions such as Skype.

Prison visits have been suspended around Australia in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

WA Health and government advice will determine when normal visits can resume.

Thank you for your understanding - these measures are in place to protect prisoners and the staff who look after them.

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