COVID-19 information for offenders and their families

Important: Visitors to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions and offices are required to wear a mask. CSC continues to follow Public Service Occupational Health Program COVID-19 Guidance, which requires masks to be worn in all Government of Canada workplaces.

As of November 15, 2021, visitors 12 and older must show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Find out more about the proof of vaccination requirement.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is committed to keeping federal offenders up to date on information about COVID-19 through:

As a family member or close support, you can help inform offenders. This is why CSC is making this information available; to help you understand the virus and vaccines. We hope this information is helpful in providing factual information and support to offenders. 

Information about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines: Debunking the myths: Find vaccine myths and vaccine facts. 

COVID-19 vaccines in federal corrections: Frequently asked questions for offenders: Addresses specific questions that offenders might have about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Why vaccination is important for adults: Vaccines are safe and protect you and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine safety: Immunization and vaccine awareness poster: Learn about all the steps that go into producing a vaccine, from development to monitoring.

How Canada authorizes vaccines: Creating a new vaccine can take years. However, the development of vaccines for COVID-19 progressed quickly for many reasons. 

Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Safety after authorization: Information about how COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are monitored for safety after authorization.

Vaccine safety and possible side effects: Like any medication or supplement (including vitamins), vaccines can cause side effects and reactions.

Videos about COVID-19 vaccines

These short videos will help you better understand COVID-19 vaccines.

General information

Messages from the Commissioner of CSC to offenders

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