HMP Perth Covid Outbreak

The safety and wellbeing of all those living and working in our establishments is a priority for the Scottish Prison Service.

We are currently managing an outbreak in HMP Perth. There are currently 97 confirmed cases of COVID amongst those in our care at HMP Perth. A significant number of these individuals are asymptomatic positives.

As a precautionary measure, all individuals living in HMP Perth are currently isolating whilst mass testing is carried out.  This means that they will not have access to courts or agents visits, family visits or the gymnasium. Individuals will have access to open air and showers, as well as their mobile phones and the hall phones.

We continue to work closely with Public Health colleagues in managing these cases. A further update will be provided on Monday.