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The implications of COVID-19 have been different for everyone.
You should know what restrictions apply to port access in your state and or territory. The regulations and directions will change as governments adapt to deal with outbreaks of COVID-19.
Some states and territory governments will temporarily restrict access to vessels from other states. Some restrictions may apply for travel within a state.
This means having control measures for your operation as well as abiding by government health advice. For example: if you are operating a large vessel on a day trip in calm weather: you can comply with social distancing (1.5 metres) by spreading crew apart.
Your SMS should include the following:
Have a look at the Australian Department of Health COVID-19 symptom checker and look out for each other.
COVID-19 procedures should be a part of vessel induction and pre-departure briefings.
COVID-19 procedures should now be a part of your daily vessel induction and pre-departure briefings.
Your pre-departure and briefing should include:
The Department of Health has the details of social distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 can also spread by people touching shared work objects or surfaces.
These can be:
These can become contaminated from a cough or sneeze and then you might become infected when you touch them then you touch your mouth or face.
The Safe Work Australia has guidance on cleaning and disinfection.
If a crew or passenger displays COVID-19 symptoms:
Crew may be considered clear of COVID-19 infection if a vessel has:
The same 14-day protocol is used for crew on international vessels coming into Australian ports.
Make sure you know the latest state and territory port entry requirements.
In some sectors, including some fisheries, you might have social contact with other vessels anchored in the same location.
These interactions should be avoided or conducted with precautions. For example, bring a tender alongside without boarding.
If you make a short port visit to offload catch or take aboard stores, the crew should.
This advice is specific to operations that involve diving.
These are recommended by the Australian Dive Accreditation Scheme.
It is important that are and feel crew supported during the current crisis.
The following resources can help:
We will continue to assist owners, operators, masters and crew of domestic commercial vessels.