Face-to-face domestic visits to South Australian prisons are paused until end of February.

The South Australian community is still managing daily high numbers and unpredictability at this time.

The decision to pause face-to-face prison visits was not made lightly and the health, safety and security of our staff, prisoners, visitors, and the community remain our top priority.

Virtual (Zoom) visits will continue to be facilitated where possible while prisoners continue to have access to phones.

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 next month.

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.