Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the marine industry

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: 
6 February 2020
Last updated: 
14 February 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes:

  • what are the symptoms of coronavirus?
  • what is Australia doing?
  • does a vessel need to do any additional pre-arrival reporting?
  • what should commercial vessels do if a crew member is ill?

  • what if a crew member requires medical attention?

  • what is self-isolation?

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

  • is COVID-19 information available for crew and marine industry staff (e.g. stevedores)?

  • how can the marine industry reduce the risk to the crew of commercial vessels?

  • what cleaning and disinfection activities are appropriate for commercial vessels?

  • how can the marine industry reduce the risk to marine industry staff (e.g. stevedores)?

  • are Australian marine industry staff subject to health screening and isolation requirements if they board a vessel with additional COVID-19 requirements?

  • what should marine industry staff do if they develop symptoms after disembarking the vessel?

  • other information

  • who should vessels contact if they need further advice?

  • scenarios


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