Information for the Family and Friends of Residents at HMP Addiewell
At HMP Addiewell, we continue to adapt our regimes and reduce the restrictions we currently have in place to meet the latest safety requirements.
We’re delighted we can now welcome families and loved ones back for social visits, but our priority remains the same - to protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone living and working at the prison. Additional safety measures will remain in place until we are confident the risk of infection is mitigated.
Following a year of unprecedented challenges we will using some of our learnings as well as feedback from you and our staff and residents to adapt our regimes in the future. However, it’s important to remember that changes at HMP Addiewell may not always reflect those in the community. The further easing of restrictions will only take effect when there is evidence that the infection in our prison is minimal.
We endeavour to keep you as up to date regarding any future developments and will be posting regular updates and reminders via the website and HMP Addiewell Twitter feed: @hmpaddiewell
Visiting a family member or loved one at HMP Addiewell? We strongly recommend that visitors carry out lateral flow testing before attending a visit - in doing so you’ll be actively helping reduce the spread of Covid-19. To support you do this, we have made test kits available to collect on-site at the end of your visit. Check the visiting the prison page for all the information you need before your visit.
Thank you for your ongoing support.