CDNA National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia

The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) have developed these national guidelines for the prevention, control and public health management of COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise ships in Australia.


CDNA National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia

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These CDNA guidelines aim to help cruise vessel operators and public health authorities prevent, detect and manage COVID-19 outbreaks on cruise vessels.

These guidelines outline Australia’s national minimum standards for cruise vessels, based on the best available evidence at the time of completion.

They cover the following principles:

  • COVID-19 risk associated with cruise vessels
  • Vaccination
  • Surveillance and testing
  • Case and contact identification and management
  • Outbreak thresholds and management
  • Notification
  • Communication
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