A Personal Message to the Family and Friends of Residents at Addiewell
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Stay at Home Regulations – suspension of social visits at HMP Addiewell
The Scottish Government has confirmed the current lockdown measures will stay in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the middle of February.
Although the current measures in place appear to be having an impact on Covid-19 case numbers, transmission of the virus remains very high and we must continue to do everything we can to keep our residents, staff and visitors safe.
As a result, all social visits at HMP Addiewell will continue to be suspended while these restrictions are in place. 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 know this continues to be a really difficult and frustrating time for everyone. Please be assured, we’re doing everything we can to help you keep in contact, including encouraging residents to make use of the video visit technology. Residents have been informed and continue to have support from staff, along with access to physical exercise, work activity, education and Faith services.
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.