In-person visits to prisoners at the state's jails - including those at Cessnock and Muswellbrook - will once again be allowed from Monday after NSW Corrective Services suspended them in March as a COVID-19 precaution.
Visitors to the prisons will have to abide by precautions such as mask-wearing, physical distancing and 30-minute sessions as part of ongoing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
There will also be a limit of two visitors per inmate.
Video conference visits, introduced earlier this year, will continue and a phone line for bookings for in-person visits will open from Thursday.
"Correctional facilities are particularly vulnerable environments and we all need to work together to reduce the risk of COVID-19 entering our centres," corrections Commissioner Peter Severin said.