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Guidance note: Managing production of prisoners during COVID-19

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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 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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