COVID-19: Important information for visitors to our prisons

Professional visits to resume while face-to-face domestic visits to South Australian prisons remain paused.

As of 12.01am Wednesday 28 July 2021, face-to-face professional visits will resume. However audio-visual link or telephone appointments should be used in the first instance.

Professional visitors must wear a surgical mask when entering a South Australian prison.

Domestic visits will continue to be facilitated via Virtual (Zoom) where possible. The decision to resume face-to-face domestic visits will be reviewed next week.

The decision to suspend face-to-face domestic visits was not made lightly but has been implemented as South Australia takes a cautious step to ease restrictions.

We understand the importance of family and community connections to the wellbeing, rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners. We also understand for families and friends the importance of staying connected to prisoners.

The health and safety of our staff, prisoners, families, and the community remain our top priority.

​We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates when available.

Who does this apply to?

This applies to all visitors:

  • Family and friends​
  • Professional visitors

What are other ways I can contact a prisoner?

Prisoners have access to telephone facilities and are encouraged to stay in contact with family and friends.

You can also contact a prisoner by writing to them:

  • Prisoner name, ID number, and location if known
    Department for Correctional Services
    GPO Box 1747, Adelaide SA 5001.

More information

See COVID-19: Video visits for domestic visitors for further information.

For more information, see the COVID-19: important information for visitors to our prisons page.