Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is containing the spread of COVID-19 within prisons using an approach known as ‘compartmentalisation’. Through this approach, staff have isolated those with symptoms, and many prisons have been able to shield the vulnerable and quarantine new arrivals.
The table below details the number of self-reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst the prison population broken down by region. The data in this table is correct as of Thursday 7 May.
However, it should be noted that this is recently collected management information and as yet subject to verification; figures may change at a later date in future statistical publications.
Cumbria & Lancashire; Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire
Yorkshire; Tees and Wear
North Midlands; West Midlands; East Midlands
Avon and South Dorset; South Central; Devon and North Dorset
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk; Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk
London; Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Long Term and High Security Estate
Sadly, as of Friday 15 May, 21 prisoners have died having tested positive for COVID-19.