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Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration removal centres

Staff guidance for immigration removal centres (IRCs) and residential short-term holding facilities (RSTHFs) during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): immigration removal centres and residential short-term holding facilities

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This guidance tells Home Office staff operating in IRCs and RSTHFs about the principles for managing coronavirus in places of detention. It covers the strategy for shielding those detainees who may be vulnerable or extremely vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus.

Published 5 June 2020
Last updated 16 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. PDF guidance updated.

  2. Version 6 of PDF file uploaded.

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