Table 4

Implications of challenges to managing outbreaks of contagious infections in prisons on potential interventions

ImmunisationRestrictions, isolation and quarantineScreeningContact tracingEpidemiological surveillance
Low uptake of interventions49 55x
PIP withholding early symptoms to avoid restrictions44 51 70xx
Limits of staff capacity55xxxx
Limits of physical environment51 58x
Lack of prison specific guidelines45 47 48 50 51 53 56 60 63 66xxxxx
Prioritisation of security over health needs50xxxxx
  • PIP, people in prison.