The Irish Prison Service says its due to the high level of community transmission of Covid-19.
In-person family visits to midlands prisons will be temporarily suspended from Monday.
The Irish Prison Service is banning physical visits for a two week period due to the high level of community transmission of Covid-19.
Professional visits by legal advisors and those requested on compassionate grounds by family members may be facilitated depending on circumstances.
All prisoners will continue to have access to the Video Visiting System and are entitled to one family video visit per week.