ICS covid-19 guidance for ship operators for the protection of the health of seafarers


On the 29th September 2020 the ICS published the attached guidelines for ship operators for protecting seafarers during Covid-19, this publication has been supported by the International Group. Within the publication:

  • Introduction 
  • Port Entry Restrictions 
  • Shipboard Measures to Address Risks Associated with COVID-19 
  • Managing Cases of COVID-19 On Board Ship When at Sea 
  • Assistance for all Seafarers to Access Medical Care in Ports 
  • Other Medical Issues during COVID-19 
  • Annex A Posters 
  • Annex B Sample Crew/Passenger Locator Card 
  • Annex C Sample Crew/Passenger Health Self-Declaration Form 
  • Annex D Recommended WHO COVID-19 Support and Logistics Supplies List, with Availability Advice Provided by IMHA 
  • Annex E How to Make Non-Medical Masks 
  • Annex F Interim Guidance on the Use of Masks in the Context of COVID-19 
  • Annex G Measures to Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing 
  • Annex H Ability for Seafarers to Renew Prescriptions 
  • Annex I Decision Making for On Board Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 
  • Annex J PCR Testing Procedures Matrix 

The full publication can be downloaded below. 


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