Covid 19 and Immigration Detention

Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs oversights immigration detention, and programs associated with detention. These include the detention visitor program closure, visits by legal representatives and Consular Officials, oversight by scrutiny bodies, provision of ​Religious services, Excursions, Medical services, ​Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and suspected cases of COVID-19 in immigration detention.

Currently, there are no detected cases of Covid-19 in immigration detention. However, the two-person rule has come into effect, limiting access and contact with others who have concern and provide selfless service for those in detention.

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