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Guidance note: Managing production of prisoners during COVID-19


Prison Escort Custody Services (PECS) do not routinely transfer prisoners from prison to court who are either symptomatic or confirmed positive with COVID-19; or are required to isolate as an identified contact of a person with COVID-19.

This is in line with HMCTS guidance that anyone who is either suspected or a confirmed case should not attend court.

Guidance has recently been issued (external link, opens in a new tab) by HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) to prison establishments regarding court attendance procedures.

This guidance note (attached below) is complementary to HMPPS guidance but with a specific focus on HMCTS process and the impact on court proceedings.

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