Covid-19 measures introduced at Port of WaterfordPosted: March 12 2020
Effective from March 10, 2020; last updated 13/03/2020
During the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the Port of Waterford – in common with all other Irish ports - is operating under protocols set out by the public health authorities on 12 February 2020 and which continue to be reviewed and updated in light of emerging information.
All ships arriving at Waterford are required to complete a Declaration of Health which is reviewed and risk assessed.
For Marine activities, the following marine notice, Notice to Mariners No.3 (2020) is in effect.
For ease of access, here is the link to the Department of Transport Marine Notice No.6 (updated 13/03/2020), which is referenced in the Port of Waterford Marine Notice No. 3.
Container terminal and bulk operations will continue and are subject to changes in work procedures and additional precautions as necessary.
We have robust procedures in place and are doing our utmost to maintain full operations so that we play our part in sustaining critical supply chains in this unprecedented situation.
Port of Waterford is also implementing the following initial actions, in an attempt to prevent spread of this disease.
- Additional hygiene measures have been put in place to ensure access to appropriate hygiene facilities such as hot water, soap and bins to get rid of used tissues. Limited supply of hand sanitisers has been secured and these have been made available in key locations, in addition to boxes of protective gloves
- All non-essential business travel is now cancelled.
- All meetings involving external visitors are cancelled.
- All external training is also cancelled.
- Deliveries will be restricted to mail /parcel drop-off inside main entrances.
Other actions will be kept under review, and implemented when and where appropriate.