Guidance

Altcourse Prison

Altcourse is a privately run male prison in Liverpool.

HMP Altcourse is offering visits for family and friends. Visiting times and availability may change at short notice. You should contact the prison direct for any queries.

Now that regular COVID testing of people in the wider community has ended, you are no longer required to take a COVID test before coming to see someone for a visit, although we would still encourage you to do so.

We will continue to run social visits whilst it is safe to do so.

Visiting rules may change if there is an outbreak within the prison, this may include bringing back testing before visits for a short time to protect you, the person you are visiting and staff.

If you are unable to visit someone in prison you can still keep in touch.

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003. You will not be able to book a visit using this number.

This prison is contracted out to G4S.

For details on when and how to arrange visits, understand how the prison is run and how to get in contact, visit Altcourse Prison.

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 18 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated visiting information: Reduced visit schedule and testing for visitors aged 12 and over.

  2. Updated visiting information: Testing for visitors aged 12 and over.

  3. Added link to information about testing for physical contact at visits.

  4. New visiting times and booking information added.

  5. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  6. covid update

  7. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  8. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  9. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  10. Added survey link

  11. Prisons visits update

  12. First published.