Public Health England
This guidance will assist healthcare staff and custodial and detention staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) in prescribed places of detention (PPDs).
The following establishments in England are included within the definition of PPDs used in this guidance:
- prisons (both public and privately managed)
- immigration removal centres (IRC)
- children and young peoples secure estate (CYPSE) young offender institutions (YOI), secure training centres (STC) and secure childrens homes (SCH)
Controlling the spread of infection in PPDs will rely on co-ordinating healthcare and custodial staff working with local PHE Health Protection Teams.
Recommendations made here may also be relevant to Prison Escort and Custodial Services (PECS) staff, particularly environmental cleaning recommendations and advice to staff.
This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation.
This guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail.