A Personal Message to the Family and Friends of Residents at Addiewell
Friday 20 November 2020
Tier 4 COVID-19 Restrictions – suspension of social visits at HMP Addiewell
The Scottish Government has announced that West Lothian, the local authority area in which HMP Addiewell lies, will move into level 4 COVID-19 restrictions – with effect from 6pm on Friday 20 November.
Regrettably this means all social visits at HMP Addiewell are suspended from 6pm on Friday 20 November. From this point, we may only permit visits on an exceptional basis. In general, consideration will be given for visits;
Each request for such a visit will be considered on a case by case basis.
We understand how disappointing this news will be for you and our residents but please be assured that this decision hasn’t been taken lightly. Our priority remains to keep our staff and residents safe and healthy.
Residents have been informed but we know this continues to be really difficult time for everyone. Staff are supporting residents and encouraging them to make use of the virtual visit technology, especially while these restrictions are in place.
As soon as we’re able to, social visits will resume – we’ll keep you updated on this via our website and social media channels.
Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. I hope that you are able to see your loved one very soon.