NINE staff members at Barlinnie have tested positive for coronavirus

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said a further 24 workers at Scotland's largest prison are self-isolating as a precaution in the outbreak.

Two inmates at the East End jail have also been confirmed as positive cases, no change from the weekend figures.

It comes after a neighbour of the prison raised concerns to the Glasgow Times about guards not social distancing on breaks. 

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The source said: "I’ve seen them standing there, loads of them, having a chat or having a fag, no social distancing or wearing masks."

Glasgow Times:

The SPS said that all staff were required to social distance from each other and that breaches would be investigated by prison bosses.

All 256 prisoners in A Hall are self-isolating, with visits banned until October 20.

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The rest of the prison is not affected by the outbreak or ban.

Elsewhere, one member of staff has tested positive for the virus at the Young Offenders Institution in Polmont.

The SPS said 21 other workers are isolating as a precaution as well as 13 prisoners, who are all adult women.