24 March 2020
Effective immediately, all personal visits (contact and non-contact) with prisoners have been suspended until further notice.
Professional visits will still be facilitated (such as legal visits, Court Mandated Diversion, Community Corrections and psychological assessments). However, all professional visitors are strongly encouraged to use alternative means of contact where this is viable to do so. The Tasmania Prison Service is continuing to explore systems to support ‘virtual’ professional visits.
Professional contact visits will be available in all facilities except the Risdon Prison Complex, which will facilitate non-contact visits only.
If there are any questions or concerns from legal practitioners and other professional visitors, please ask them to contact the TPS COVID-19 Communications Hub on 6165 7391 or via email@example.com.
23 March 2020
Media Release – Premier of Tasmania – Personal Prison Visits Temporarily Suspended