The only training Northern Ireland Prison Service has carried out in relation to COVID 19 is remote training to teams of track and trace officers at each establishment. NIPS have issued plenty of guidance, mostly based on World Health Organisation and Public Health Agency guidance. Provision of healthcare for those infected is a matter for our colleagues in the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust. We work closely with those colleagues as strategic and local levels to ensure that we do everything we can to keep infection rates down, and treat appropriately those who become infected.
The first is if they have tested Covid positive and are being moved from their residential area to an area of isolation. The second is when they are being taken outside to somewhere a mask is required, a hospital for example.
Staff have been issued with masks which are only to be worn in areas where social distancing is not possible.