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COVIDsafe approval for visits to Queensland Youth Detention Centres

The Department of Youth Justice has advised that face to face family, Elder, personal, professional and legal visits (inclusive of Community Visitor and Advocacy Program) have now resumed.  

To support the health and safety of young people, youth detention staff and visitors, a range of visiting protocols have been put in place to ensure the safe resumption of visits. This includes: 

  • clear COVID−19 signage explaining the conditions of entry
  • floor markings, allocated seating and person limits in all visit and reception areas to ensure social distancing requirements are adhered to
  • temperature checking and clinical screening questions, and
  • hand sanitisation and strict cleaning regimes following each visit. 

The above protocols are supported by internal procedures and Fact Sheets have been developed to ensure visitors understand these requirements: 

The Department of Youth Justice will continue to respond to the advice of Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and if the risk profile of COVID-19 changes in Queensland, face to face visits may be suspended again.  

Further information in relation to youth detention and COVID-19 is available on the Department of Justice website.  

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