Visiting an inmate at a CSC Institution during COVID-19

Visiting an inmate at a CSC Institution during COVID-19

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Organization: Correctional Service Canada

Date published: 2020-07-07

Planning for a visit:

  • Visits must be booked at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the institution
  • You will be screened at the time of booking
  • Monitor your health and know the symptoms of COVID-19
  • You must be registered on their authorized visitors' list
    • A maximum of three visitors are permitted at a time, which can include up to two children
    • Only one visit per week per visitor
  • Masks are mandatory. You can bring your own or one will be provided.
  • You cannot bring food, beverages, or personal belongings into the institution
  • Visits will be limited to 1.5 hours

During your visit:

  • All visitors will be screened upon arrival
  • All visitors will have their temperature taken by a contactless thermometer. If you have symptoms, you will not be permitted to enter.
  • Visitors will be required to wash their hands and wear a mask.
  • No physical contact is permitted between visitors and inmates.
  • Vending machines will not be available.
  • Play areas will be closed and toys will not be permitted.
  • Inmates and visitors will be 2 meters apart and physical distancing applies throughout the site.

After your visit:

  • Each visitor table will be provided with disinfecting wipes.
  • Locations where visiting occurs are disinfected before and after each visit, including visitor washrooms.
  • Remember to wash or disinfect your hands.

Please do your part in keeping our institutions safe and healthy.

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