27 March 2020 – Suspended prison visits

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
Sectors Involved: Policing and justice
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Irish Government has suspended prison visits. Visits must now be conducted using video calls.

Professional visits can continue. Cash lodgements for prisoners are no longer accepted but money may be sent by electronic transfer.
Full details here: https://www.irishprisons.ie/important-notice-suspension-family-visits-professional-visits-remain-unaffected/