Detention Centres: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to minimise the risk of covid-19 spreading to vulnerable groups in immigration removal centres.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

All immigration removal centres have communicable disease contingency plans, based on guidance published by Public Health England. These plans are tested on a regular basis.

Measures such as protective isolation will be considered to minimise the risk of Covid-19 spreading to vulnerable groups in the immigration detention estate.

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