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:
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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