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Inspectors condemn Covid safety of barracks used to house asylum seekers

‘Fundamental failures of leadership and planning’ identified after visits to Napier and Penally facilities

Inspectors have delivered a damning verdict on Covid protection, fire safety and living conditions at Home Office accommodation for asylum seekers, finding “fundamental failures of leadership and planning”.

Both HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and the independent chief inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) visited Napier barracks in Folkestone and Penally camp in Pembrokeshire last month. A follow-up visit to Napier was carried out last week.

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