Earlier this year the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) moved to Stage 2-Response Mode 1 of its COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan. As a result of this plan, on-site attendance of professional visitors and services were temporarily ceased.

As part of our COVID-19 Recovery Plan (which directs our transmission back to normal operations) face to face contact visits, including professional visits will recommence as follows:

Facility Recommencement date
Ron Barwick Prison 30 May 2022
Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison 30 May 2022
Hobart and Launceston Reception Prisons 6 June 2022
Risdon Prison Complex 6 June 2022

This plan however will remain flexible to allow changes necessary in line with Health and Agency advice and wider community implications.

In the interim professional contact will continue to operate via Zoom and phone calls.