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Police Custody: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 21st April 2020.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces on the safe detention of people accused of a crime who are displaying symptoms of covid-19.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office are in regular contact with the National Police Chiefs' Counsel (NPCC) and other key stakeholders regarding custody related matters. The NPCC have circulated guidance for all police forces in order for them to safely manage their custody suites with respect to their detainees, staff and visitors.

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