Covid cases pass 100 at HMP Perth

Covid cases pass 100 at HMP Perth

There are now more than 100 confirmed Covid cases at HMP Perth.

As of yesterday, there were 645 individuals self-isolating across four Scottish Prison Service (SPS) establishments. A significant number of individuals are self-isolating due to potential contact with a confirmed case.

There are 124 confirmed cases of Covid, 117 of which are in HMP Perth.

In a statement, the SPS said: “We continue to manage the outbreak in HMP Perth. There are currently 117 confirmed cases of COVID amongst those in our care at HMP Perth. A significant number of these individuals are asymptomatic positives.

“As a precautionary measure, all individuals living in HMP Perth are currently isolating whilst mass testing is carried out. This is ongoing  This means that those in custody do not have access to courts or agents visits, family visits or the gymnasium. Individuals have access to open air and showers, as well as their mobile phones and the hall phones.”

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