Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prison visits
You can normally visit partners and close family members in some prisons. There are restrictions because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you cannot visit, there are other ways to contact someone in prison.
Claim for help with prison visits
If you visit a family member, partner or someone who does not get other visitors you might be able to get help paying for:
- travel to the prison
- overnight accommodation
You can apply to get help paying for visits that you:
- have made in the last 28 days
- want to make in the next 28 days
You must be getting certain benefits or have a health certificate to get help.
If you take a child with you or someone to help you (for example because you’re disabled) you might also be able to get help paying for their visit.
If you’ve used this service before, sign in using your reference number.
- the prisoner number
- the date of the visit
- your National Insurance number
- any receipts
- a prison visit form stamped by the prison