Visiting during Covid-19

SOCIAL VISITS TO HMP LEEDS AND HMP WEALSTUN ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Visits at HMP Leeds can  only booked via the booking line: 01132032995

The line is open Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. Please use only this number for visits booking. Jigsaw do not have access to the visit booking system via our main number below.

A temporary  re-opening of Social Visits at HMP LEEDS will commence on the following dates. 23rd, 24th, 27, 29th, 30th and 31st December 2020. All visits will be managed under COVID 19 conditions. There will be 4 visits each day lasting 1 hour. In order to offer this opportunity there will only be one visit per person over these dates. This will be done on a first come first served basis. For the safety of prisoners, visitors and staff, no physical contact is permitted during visits. Anyone be seen to be ignoring this rule will have their visit terminated.

Jigsaw has worked closely with HMP Leeds to enable social distancing wherever possible throughout all stages of your visit. On arrival at Jigsaw your temperature will be checked, and you will be provided with handwashing facilities and personal protective equipment as necessary. Please follow the instructions from Jigsaw and prison staff; they are there to help keep you, prisoners and staff safe. Unfortunately, the visit tea bar is currently unable to open, but you can purchase a goody-bag of sweets and drinks at Jigsaw which you can consume during your visit.

If you need any advice about visiting HMP Leeds or have any queries about your visit that do not relate to booking, please call us on 0113 203 2771.

Full details for visiting HMP Leeds can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

HMP Leeds July 2020 visits update

 

 

 

Visits at HMP Wealstun can  only booked via the booking line:

01937 444599

The line is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Please use only this number for visits booking. Jigsaw does not have access to the visit booking system for HMP Wealstun.

Visits at HMP Wealstun will last 1 hour, with start times staggered to ensure social distancing. Prisoners will be entitled to 1 visit per month with up to 3 visitors (maximum 2 adults) who must be family members from the same household. Prisoners currently isolating because they are have displayed coronavirus symptoms or because they have been in contact with other persons who are symptomatic will not be entitled to a visit until their period of isolation has ended.

HMP Wealstun has planned all stages of the visit process to enable social distancing to take place as far as possible. Please follow the instructions prison staff; they are there to help keep you, prisoners and everyone who works at the prison safe.

When you book your visit you will be given a specific arrival time. Please ensure that you arrive at the allocated time; you will not be able to register early and late arrival may result in your visit being shortened or cancelled. On arrival at the visitor centre your temperature will be checked, and you will be provided with handwashing facilities and personal protective equipment as necessary. You will not be able to take any personal property into the prison with you. For parents with small children, pushchairs will be provided to ensure these are not contaminated.

Visits will take place in cubicles which prevent contact. During visits, prisoners and visitors will be required to remain seated. For the safety of prisoners, visitors and staff, no physical contact is permitted during visits. Anyone seen to be ignoring these rules may have their visit terminated and be subject to restriction or bans on future visits. There are no toys available for children during the visit, and unfortunately you will not be able to purchase refreshments to consume during your visit.

Jigsaw does not operate the visitor centre at HMP Wealstun, but at visits taking place on weekdays a member of our staff will usually be present to give support and advice if you need it. 

Full details for visiting HMP Wealstun can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

HMP Wealstun July 2020 visits update