Governor among six staff at young offenders’ centre to test positive for Covid

The governor of a young offenders’ centre in Northern Ireland has tested positive for Covid-19.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 9:22 pm
Hydebank Wood

The head is among six staff at Hydebank Wood to have been diagnosed.

The area is being deep cleaned and several staff members have been asked to self-isolate.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Prison Service said: “Since the weekend six staff, including the governor, located in the administrative area of Hydebank Wood have tested positive for Covid-19.

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“As a precaution the area is being deep cleaned and a number of staff in that area have been asked to self-isolate.

“The general prisoner population has not been affected and is operating as normal.”

The spokesperson added: “The Prison Service has informed Health colleagues and will continue to take all necessary steps to keep staff and those in our care safe.”