Prison visits permitted under Level 2 with conditions

Prison visits permitted under Level 2 with conditions

Prisoners will get to see their families again. 


Correctional Services says prison visits can resume under lockdown Level 2 - but in line with COVID-19 rules.  

The department's Singabakho Nxumalo says visitors will have to make a booking 48-hours in advance. 

Inmates are allowed one non-contact visit, once a month. 

"We must emphasise that only visitors with face masks, as per the approved name list will be allowed access in our centres. 

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"Visitors must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement to the scheduled visit time. 

"It is also critical to know that visits will only take place between 09:00 and 15:00 on visit days. 

"Consultation visits between legal practitioners and inmates will also be non-contact and shall observe COVID-19 health protocols."

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