The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (16 April) issued a marine circular updating its temporary control regulations for seafarers to limit the spread of COVID-19:
COVID-19 (TEMPORARY MEASURES) (CONTROL ORDER) REGULATIONS 2020
Singapore’s Ministry of Health has announced additional stringent measures for COVID-19 – please refer to Annex A for the press release dated 14 April 2020.
This circular brings to your attention the requirements for operators of harbour craft and pleasure craft, and vessels in port to comply with the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020. The Regulations are in Annex B. All requirements in the Regulations must be complied with, and the following are highlighted for your attention:
There are also requirements on the occupier of permitted premises, i.e. premises where an essential service provider ordinarily carries on its business or work, such as taking body temperature and contact details of individuals entering the permitted premises.
A link to the original circular, including the government press release dated 14 April 2020, can be found here.
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