The contact between the convicted person and the staff member should to the largest extent possible be digital and/or by telephone.
Physical visits to probation office, drug court center etc., shall be restricted to cases with extraordinary reasons for physical attendance by the convicted person.
When deciding whether the convicted person should be allowed to have physical visits to the correctional service, it should be assessed whether this is regarded as a secure measure.
KDI stresses that persons sentenced to preventive detention and released on parole will continue to be followed up, and the probation offices are tasked to make thorough and individual assessments concerning how the sentenced person shall be followed up, and how the terms shall be monitored.
Until further notice is given, group activities in connection with community sentence are suspended.
It can be considered to allow for exceptions, such as outdoor activities, in case the infection control measures can be ensured. In such cases, a general assessment of the infection control situation must be made.
Transfer of inmates from prison to execution of sentence by means of electronic monitoring, due to capacity problems in prisons
Convicted persons can be transferred from prison to executing the sentence by means of electronic monitoring, if it is necessary to reduce the number of inmates because of infection control measures. In such cases, convicted persons must meet certain criteria, and it must be regarded as safe.
In geographical areas with high infection rates/local outbreaks, it can be difficult to fulfill the requirement of being employed while executing the sentence by means of electronic monitoring.
The following exceptions are therefore in force until further notice is given: In case the convicted person who is executing the sentence by means of electronic monitoring is required to be in quarantine or isolated, or in case the place of employment is closed, the requirement to be employed is disregarded, in case it is not possible to work from home.
The Correctional service can decide to interrupt the execution of community sentence, sentence for unpaid fines and programme against intoxicated driving, when it is impossible to execute the sentence because of instructions or recommendations from national health authorities, or because of changes at the cooperation partners of the correctional service.
KDI asks the probation offices to find alternative solutions for activation of convicted persons, in such a way that the execution of sentence only is interrupted in cases when it is regarded as strictly necessary.