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AIM​
  • To provide guid​ance on how best to facilitate the safe and gradual restoration of personal boat/sea cruiser use, and boat rentals for family groups, and at the same time reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission during leisure sea travel as much as practicable.
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SIZE OF  GATHERING
  • Limit the number of people on board to up to 30% of capacity of the boat (including staff) to a maximum of 15 people.​
  • If staff are present on the boat, ensure that the same infection prevention and control measures are applied to them as guests.​


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INFECTION  PREVENTION  AND CONTROL​
  • Measure the temperature of the people who will rent the boat by the renting company to ensure boarding only for those with body temperature less than 38 degrees.
  • Masks to be worn by employees and clients at the rental point and during the cruise.
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette should be adhered to at all times.
  • Ehteraz App to be downloaded by all renting company’s employees and customers, and a process should be in place for the management of the health status checks daily. The health status should be green to allow entrance.
  • Employees must undergo regular testing as per MOPH guidance.
  • Boats, including the equipment and surfaces, should be cleaned and disinfected prior, and after use.
  • It is mandatory to provide cleaning and disinfection materials on the boats.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect commonly touched objects and surfaces like the gates or the fuel pump.
  • Ensure cleaning and disinfecting toilets between use.
  • Ensure the availability of facilities for handwashing/ or hand sanitizing is maintained on the boat and at the rental company.
  • Handwashing or hand sanitizing before and after boarding/ unboarding the boat/ sea cruiser is recommended.​
  • Staff showing any signs of COVID-19 should stay home and follow MoPH protocols
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PHYSICAL  DISTANCING
  • Calculate maximum 30% occupancy based on maintaining at least 1.5 meters (9 m2 per person) at any point in time to a maximum of 15 people on the boat, waiting at the marina or when fueling the boat. ​
  • Refrain from rafting up with other boats.
  • Beaching up the boat next to others should be avoided.
  • Limit the contact with others on the way to and from the marina.​
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EDUCATION &  AWARENESS
  • Keep staff and customers updated on COVID-19 safety and prevention information and guidelines.
  • Use MOPH awareness messages and materials.​
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FOOD AND DRINK
  • No buffet food, all food and beverages to be served by crew members wearing masks and gloves
  • Salads and other cold food to be pre-packaged in individual portion with disposable cutlery
  • Bottled water only
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WASTE
  • Ensure that waste bins with covers are available and distributed adequately on the boat.
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VULNERABLE  GROUPS
  • Family members above the age of 60 are advised not to be on board.
  • Employees with chronic conditions should be advised not to be onboard.​
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COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19
COVID-19 Services Assistant خدمة المساعدة الخاصة بكوفيد-19