As of midnight 29 December 2021, face-to-face domestic visits to South Australian prisons are paused until 23 January 2022.

Virtual (Zoom) visits will continue to be facilitated where possible.

The decision to pause face-to-face prison visits was not made lightly and is as a precautionary response to the rapid increase in positive COVID cases in the South Australian community.

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

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. ​

DCS is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in South Australia and will review this decision on 24 January 2022.

Who does this apply to?

This applies to all domestic visitors:

  • Family and friends​

This decision will not affect professional visits.

More information

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