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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers (29 September 2020)

This guidance has been designed to support all types of ships which operate in international waters to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.

On 5 March 2020, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance has been revised and updated versions were released on 29 May and 29 September 2020. The measures highlighted in the latest guidance include advice on managing 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 when in ports, and dealing with other medical issues during COVID-19.

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