Barlinnie: More than 250 inmates isolate after Covid outbreak

Two prisoners and four members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Barlinnie: More than 250 inmates isolate after Covid outbreak SNS Group
Coronavirus: Outbreak at Barlinnie Prison.

More than 250 prisoners are self-isolating at Barlinnie prison in Glasgow after six people tested positive for coronavirus.

Two inmates and four members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19, the Scottish Prison Service has confirmed.

The outbreak has affected the jail’s A Hall, which means visits to that part of the prison have been suspended until October 20.

However, visits in other parts of the prison have been unaffected.

A total of 256 prisoners are in lockdown, with a number of staff sent home to self-isolate.

Visits recommenced at jails across Scotland on September 28, subject to a series of restrictions.