Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for cruise staff

More information about coronavirus (COVID-19) — what it is, how it spreads, who is most at risk, and what you can do to help stop it spreading — can be found in our fact sheet, What you need to know.

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Publication date: 
25 January 2020
Last updated: 
14 February 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • what are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  • what is Australia doing?
  • what happens to vessels subject to the COVID-19 requirements?

  • what is the cruise industry required to report?

  • what if someone requires medical attention?

  • what is self-isolation?

  • can disembarking crew or passengers who are required to self-isolate fly home within Australia or take public transport?

  • is there information available for passengers and crew?

  • how can cruise providers reduce the risk to passengers and crew?

  • what PPE are crew required to wear?

  • what cleaning and disinfection activities are appropriate?

  • other information

  • where can I get more information about COVID-19?

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