Following the coronavirus situation, The Shipowners Club issued five tips in order members avoid the spread of the disease. At the same time, the Club recommends all members to stay advised concerning the outbreak by following the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisories.
To prevent the coronavirus spread, the Club advises to do regular handwashing, cover mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
In fact, Shipowners Club recommends members to:
- Manage their health
- Maintain clean hands
- Minimize contact
- Mask up when feeling unwell
- Monitor the news
Among others, the Club advises its members to be aware of the restrictions and health checks that may be imposed by port authorities of countries that they subsequently visit.
We recommend that Members keep in contact with our Correspondents in the area for the most up-to-date information regarding outbreaks, including any new restrictions or procedures that may be imposed in the local vicinity.
…The Shipowners Club noted.
In light of the situation, the International Chamber of Shipping published new guidance for the shipping industry to assist combat the spread of the Coronavirus, including several measures, advice on managing Port Entry Restrictions, practical Protective Measures Against COVID-19 for Seafarers and Outbreak Management Plan.