Guidance

Dovegate Prison

Dovegate is a privately run male prison in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.

Dovegate prison is at stage 2 in the National Framework for Prisons.

To book a visit you can

Find out more about visiting someone in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.

We are now allowing physical contact at social visits following a negative rapid test. Find out more here.

There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:

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

Dovegate is managed by Serco.

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

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 31 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated physical contact guidance

  2. Prison moved into National Stage 3 framework and is now preparing to open visits for family, friends and significant others. We will update this page with specific visiting information as soon as possible.

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

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

  5. Updated visiting information in line with new national restrictions in England.

  6. Updated: Dovegate prison visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  7. Prisons visits update

  8. First published.