A Personal Message to the Family and Friends of Residents at Addiewell
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Stay at Home Regulations – suspension of social visits at HMP Addiewell
The Scottish Government has confirmed the current lockdown measures are set to remain in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities until at least the end of February.
Although the current measures are starting to slow down the virus, case numbers and transmission of the virus still 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.
I know this continues to be a difficult time for you and your loved one. Please be assured, residents are being kept up-to-date and continue to have support from staff, along with access to physical exercise, work activity, education and Faith services.
Please remember, video visits are still available, and provide you with the opportunity to see your loved one in a safe way. I would encourage you to make use of the technology, especially during the current restrictions.
As soon as it’s safe to do so, 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.