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COVID-19 outbreak at HMP Stocken

Date Published: 11 February 2021
Rutland County Council

An ongoing COVID-19 outbreak at HMP Stocken has led to a significant increase in Rutland’s infection rate. 

There are currently more than 100 confirmed cases at the prison. Understandably, this has placed Rutland at the top of the national COVID rankings as the area with the highest rate of new infections. However, we are not seeing a rise in cases across the County.

Our Public Health Team are continuing to work with the Prison Outbreak Control Team and Public Health England to manage the situation at HMP Stocken

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has taken a number of precautionary measures at Stocken, in line with public health guidance. This includes:

  • All transfers in and out of the prison have been paused
  • Rolling out further testing prison staff
  • Isolating COVID-positive inmates in a dedicated an isolation area
  • Separately isolating anyone with COVID-19 symptomatic
  • Shielding prisoners who are vulnerable
  • Enhanced PPE for staff

A COVID-19 vaccination programme began at HMP Stocken on Wednesday 3 February, in line with the national priority groups - those aged over 70 and the clinically extremely vulnerable.

HMP Stocken is a Category C men’s prison with 950 inmates. Prior to this outbreak, HMP Stocken had been free of COVID-19 infection for 11 months. 

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