HMP Addiewell – Website Homepage – updated Thursday 22 April
As restrictions continue to ease throughout Scotland, I am delighted to confirm, from Monday 26 April, we are able offer full social visits again for our residents – from all local authority areas throughout the UK. We completely understand how important it is to maintain family ties and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to see your loved ones.
We’ve worked very hard to prepare for the re-introduction of all social visits, ensuring that we have all of the appropriate safeguards and measures in place to keep you, your loved one and our staff safe. However, the threat of coronavirus has not gone away, and so visits cannot simply return to ‘normal’.
There are some important changes that you need to be aware of – all in place to ensure we comply with the Scottish Government requirements to be able to offer social visits. Please make sure that you read these carefully so that you know what to expect when you come to the prison.
Please note: Any plans may be subject to change, at any time, depending on local or national circumstances.
Guidelines for those visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
Full details of what to expect are available on our 'Visiting the prison' page.
We also continue to provide residents with access to virtual visits – these have been a great success and will continue. I would encourage you to make use of the virtual visit technology.
I hope that you understand that all of the measures that remain in place are to keep everyone safe and healthy. Thank you for your support and patience over the past few months – I know it hasn’t been easy. I hope that you are able to see your loved one very soon and that it will provide you with some comfort to see them safe and well.