Visiting corrective services facilities or detention centres - coronavirus (COVID-19)
Corrective services facilities and youth detention centres are considered vulnerable facilities. Personal visitor entry requirements are in place
A personal visitor means a person who is entering the facility for the purpose of visiting a prisoner or detainee, but does not include:
- workers in healthcare
- providers of goods or services to the facility
- emergency services staff
- legal, regulatory or compliance staff
- union officials in an emergent situation
- a person permitted by the operator of the facility for limited reasons.
Personal visitor restrictions
The following restrictions apply for personal visitors entering a corrective service facility or detention centre:
- Personal visitors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are:
- under the age of 16
- unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccination because of a medical condition or medical contraindication
- a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant
- required to accompany a minor as parent, guardian, carer or support person (e.g. a child visiting a parent in prison may be accompanied by an unvaccinated parent, if that parent wears a face mask).
- Personal visitors must be permitted to enter under isolation rules.
- Corrective Services facilities can securely collect contact information of a personal visitor using the Check In Qld app or another method.
- Exemptions can be granted by the Chief Health Officer for end-of-life visits or other exceptional circumstances.
- Personal visitors may be required to wear a face mask or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for Stakeholders (Queensland Corrective Services)
- Corrective Services Facility Personal Visitor Entry Direction