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Corrective Services NSW continues to have a variety of risk management measures in place to decrease the chance of COVID-19 entering our centres. It is vital that all visitors adhere to the COVID-19 visit rules to shield themselves, inmates and our staff from being exposed to, getting infected or re-infected with COVID-19. COVID-19 remains a serious health risk, particularly for those who are vulnerable and for those who have previously been infected with COVID-19.
IMPORTANT: Please do not attend an in-person visit if you have any COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms. Video visits will remain available at all correctional centres.
Note: The requirement to wear a mask and/or participate in RAS testing as a condition of entry into a NSW correctional centre may be may be reinstated at any time. Refusing to comply with any visit requirements will result in the visitor being denied entry to the correctional centre.
For operational reasons, some centres might cancel their visits at short notice, or might not operate visits. We encourage all our visitors to contact the centre they intend to visit prior to travel to confirm the visit, and for advice on your arrival time.
Visitors aged 5 years and above will no longer be required RAS test as a condition of entry to a correctional centre in NSW for the purpose of a social visit.
Note: RAS testing of visitors may be reinstated at any time. Failure to submit to a RAS test where required, will result in the visitor being denied entry to the correctional centre.
We will continue to review visit conditions in consultation with NSW Health. If no issues are identified, we will seek approval to move to less restrictive conditions.
The safety of our staff and inmates remains our top priority. Correctional facilities are particularly vulnerable environments, and we all need to work together to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering our centres.
All visitors must comply with safety measures, including screening, and hygiene practices.
The safety measures on this page, including visit restrictions; Rapid Antigen Screening testing; mask and hygiene requirements; food, drink and playground areas; and encouraged vaccination, are in place to keep staff, inmates and visitors safe.
These measures are in place to protect you, your loved one and our staff.
Failure to comply with the safety measures and instructions from staff may result in your visit being terminated and a potential ban may be put in place for a period to ensure the safety of staff and inmates can be maintained.
Yes, six (6) people can attend a visit. A maximum of four (4) adult visitors are permitted, and visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering our correctional centres, we will be screening visitors before the normal visit processing occurs.
These measures are to identify any potential risks and to keep everyone safe.
Full body x-ray scanning has been introduced in a number of NSW correctional centres. Visitors attending a correctional centre may be required to undergo full body x-ray scanning
Prior to the date of your visit, please contact the correctional centre you are visiting for advice on your arrival time.
No. Unfortunately, neither of you will be permitted to visit and you will need to reschedule.
Visits can be booked over the phone by contacting the correctional centre directly: Contact a correctional centre or online via Just Connect.
Yes. As the risk of COVID-19 remains very real and we understand not everyone will meet the in-person visit requirements we will still be providing video visits.
For more information about COVID-Safe visits:
18 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.