13 March 2020 – Restricted visits to prisons

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

Overview: The Dutch Government has introduced measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading in prisons. These have now been extended until 28 April 2020.

The measures include a ban on visiting inmates, except those carrying out legal procedures (e.g. lawyers, those carrying out prison hearings etc).

Phone and digital communication services are being provided wherever possible, to facilitate social contact and to reduce the movement of inmates outside of prisons.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/01/dji-verlengt-corona-maatregelen-t-m-28-april