The scheme was announced ten weeks ago to support the mental health of inmates after visits were banned due to coronavirus.
In 2018, Rene Howieson was ordered to spend at least 14 years behind bars for the murder of Colin Skilbeck.
Scottish Prison Service confirms death of 65-year-old Alex Drysdale at HMP Perth.
Officer worked at Polmont but is not thought to have contracted virus at the jail.
The move follows the suspension of family visits to prisons as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Five inmates were transferred to another ward as a 'precautionary measure'.