Coronavirus Policy

By March 19, 2020News

Mallaig Harbour Authority

Policies and Procedures during COVID-19 Outbreak

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread and is now identified as a global pandemic according to the World Health Organization.

Because we know early and effective detection of suspected cases helps limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, Mallaig Harbour Authority has implemented new safety procedures at our facilities.

Effective immediately, we ask that you not enter any enclosed areas if you have:

  • Had contact with someone who is sick or has been exposed to COVID-19; or
  • Are currently having flu life symptoms including fever, chills, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

For Truck Shipping / Receiving

  • Drivers are asked to stay in their cabins during the un/loading process unless involvement in the un/loading process is required
  • Only leave the cabin when authorised by MHA personnel
  • Drivers can leave the cabin for final cargo securing and checks, as well as personal needs
  • Contact time with MHA employees and other drivers will be limited
  • If using MHA facilities, hand sanitiser must be used before entering, and good hygiene practices observed.
  • Our employees will keep a distance from external visitors

Similar procedures will apply for the loading of vessels:

  • MHA staff will keep a distance from crew.
  • If boarding the vessel, MHA staff will observe good hygiene practices and any guidance provided by the vessel master, and will keep contact with crew to a minimum.

Mallaig Harbour Authority have also published an updated ‘Notice to Mariners’ in line with Scottish Government Advice, and this is available from our website.

We are aware that other operators using the Harbour have put in place their own policies, and would refer users to these policies where appropriate:

https://www.calmac.co.uk/faqs/covid19

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/seafarer-coronavirus-information

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