Visiting correctional institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Important: Visitors to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions and offices are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Important: Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions and offices continue to follow Public Service Occupational Health Program COVID-19 Guidance. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Health and safety measures are in place to:

Find out whether an institution is open for visits, use our screening questions to see if it is safe to visit, and learn what you must do before and after your visit.

Planning your visit

You must be registered on the inmate’s authorized visitors' list. Visits must be booked at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the institution. If you do not book an appointment, we will not be able to contact you if the visit is canceled due to a lockdown or other reason.

Prior to entry, you will be asked to self-assess using the screening questions provided.

Additional measures may be put in place at any time to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please note measures evolve and change, and are based on public health advice and community transmission.

Masks are strongly encouraged.

You cannot bring:

Exceptions may be made for accessibility reasons.

Exceptions may also be made for small children that require:

Monitor your health and know the symptoms of COVID-19:

During your visit

Visitors will be asked to self-screen using the screening questions provided.

If you have symptoms, you will not be permitted to enter.

The use of these items is generally permitted but may be limited depending on the rate of COVID-19 infection at the site:

Distance yourself from others when you are able.

Thank you for doing your part in keeping our institutions safe and healthy.

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