Justice Health Unit supports international response to COVID-19 in custodial settings

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO has produced an interim guidance on preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention. Building on this interim guidance, members of the Justice Health Unit collaborated with WHO and the UK Collaborating Centre for Prison Health to publish an article titled Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19 in The Lancet Public Health. The article, which has since been featured in Time magazine, can be accessed here. Prof Kinner is now part of a WHO (European region) working group tasked with rapidly collecting epidemiological data on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings.