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Norwegian Oil and Gas Association's recommendations regarding coronavirus (Covid19) and offshore travel

Covid-19 - Change in the joint recommendation to the operators with regard to information to personnel travelling offshore to the Norwegian continental shelf. (Updated: 24.07.2020)
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In order to limit the spread of Covid-19 offshore, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association has prepared a recommendation for offshore travel.

Norwegian oil and gas association's joint recommendation to offshore travelers have been updated as per 24 July 2020.

 

The following persons shall not go offshore:

  1. Anyone who have been diagnosed with confirmed Covid-19 disease should not travel offshore until they have fully recovered and has been free of all symptoms for at least 7 days.
  2. Anyone who are in the same household as a confirmed Covid-19 sick patient, but who themselves are completely symptom-free, should not travel offshore until 14 days after such contact.
  3. Anyone who have been in close contact with confirmed Covid-19 sick patients, but who themselves are completely symptom-free, should not travel offshore until 10 days after such contact.
  4. Anyone who have been in close contact with probable Covid-19 cases, but who themselves are completely symptom-free, should not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
  5. Anyone who have been in close contact of suspected Covid-19 cases (where a medical doctor has made an assessment and suspected Covid-19 infection), but who themselves are completely symptom-free, shall not travel offshore until 10 days after such contact.
  6. People with symptoms of illness, that may be Covid-19 infection (such as colds, sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, impaired sense of taste and smell, muscle pain or general malaise), should not travel offshore until they have consulted their medical doctor and been given a conformation (preferably a negative virus test) that they are not infected with Covid19.

For definition of confirmed Covid-19 case, probable Covid-19 case and suspected Covid-19 case, see the Norwegian Institute of Public Health Institute's definitions below: https://www.fhi.no/nettpub/coronavirus/helsepersonell/definisjoner-av-mistenkte-og-bekreftede-tilfeller-med-koronavirus-coronavir/?term=&h=1 (In Norwegian only).

 

The following persons can only travel offshore after clarification with the employer / operator:

Reference is made to the Regulations on infection control measures etc. at the corona outbreak (Covid-19 regulation):

Persons arriving in Norway shall remain in quarantine for 10 days after arrival in Norway unless a quarantine obligation is exempted pursuant to § 5a, § 6, § 6a or § 7, see the covid-19-regulations

The operator may also have given its own quarantine requirements.

This means that if you have been outside Norway during the last 10 days, you should contact your employer as soon as possible to clarify whether you fall within the quarantine provisions or not

Information to be sent via DaWinci to anyone going offshore:

Information about Covid-19 and offshore travel:

If any of the following conditions apply, you are not allowed to travel offshore:

  1. You've been diagnosed with Covid-19 disease. You should not travel offshore until you have fully recovered and have been free of all symptoms for at least 7 days.
  2. You are in the same household as someone with a confirmed Covid-19 infection. Even if you are completely symptom-free, do not travel offshore until 14 days have passed after such contact.
  3. You have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed Covid-19 infection. Even if you are completely symptom-free, do not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
  4. You have been in close contact with someone who likely suffers from Covid-19. Even if you are completely symptom-free, do not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
  5. You have been in close contact with suspected Covid-19 infected persons (where a doctor is said to have examined the person concerned and suspected Covid-19 disease). Even if you are completely symptom-free, do not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
  6. Anyone with symptoms of illness, that may be Covid-19 infection (such as colds, sore throat, mild cough, shortness of breath, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, impaired sense of taste and smell, muscle pain or general malaise), should not travel offshore until they have consulted their medical doctor and been given a conformation (preferably a negative virus test) that they are not infected with Covid19.
  7. If you are resident in one of the Nordic countries, but work on the Norwegian continental shelf, you may travel offshore, but you should contact your employer as soon as possible for further clarification before departure.
  8. If you have been outside Norway within the last 10 days, you must contact your employer as soon as possible for clarification if you qualify for an exemption for the quarantine restrictions. 

If any of these conditions apply to you, contact your nearest manager before attending a heliport.

If you have any questions, contact your healthcare provider - before traveling to heliport.