COVID19

Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates

Following the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Coronavirus is a public health emergency of international concern and the increase in cases in the UK. We now taking steps to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and their families.

As a port operator and haulier, we are part of the UK’s critical infrastructure, supporting essential supply chains. AV Dawson will remain operational during this outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19, we are classed as an ‘essential business’ and our workers are ‘Key Workers’.

In these unprecedented times we are doing everything we can to protect our colleagues, tenants and visitors to site; and continue to uphold the highest level of health and safety. We are continuously monitor the situation, whilst following advice from the government and Public Health England.

We have taken measures across our sites to protect our colleagues, including home working, split office locations and distanced our distanced any remaining office workers to adhere to government guidelines. For our operational areas we have implemented split breaks and enforced social distancing. We have also communication the importance of an increased level of personal hygiene and offered provisions to aid this. We are in regular contact with all our colleagues via our HR and marketing and communications department. We are also offering support and advice for any of our colleagues that may be worried about the current situation or left isolated at home.

 

Access to our sites 

With immediate effect, anyone experiencing flu like symptoms, including fever and a persistent cough is not permitted to enter any of our sites, including Middlesbrough port, all office locations and our sites based at British Steel Lackenby and Skinningrove.

Steps we are taking:

·         Any visitors to site will be required to fill in a pre-site visit questionnaire

·         All non-essential visits to any of our sites have been cancelled

·         All ships are now required to submit a Declaration of Health Statement to our statutory port authority before entering port.

·         All visitors must adhere to strict health and hygiene rules.

·         Increase in cleaning of our facilities and deep cleaning as and when required

·         Restrictions on non-essential corporate travel, meetings and events

·         Introducing homeworking for some employees and splitting of teams into different work locations

·         Regular updates and communications to all colleagues outlining new guidance and self isolation rules

·         Closely watching new Government and Public Health England Advice

 

Staying COVID 19 Secure in 2020

 You can download our signed deceleration HERE

We are continuing to follow latest guidance from the UK Government and will update this page as and when necessary. For the latest up to date information please use the following links:

Government advice

NHS advice

Key Worker Government advice

Government advice for shipping and sea ports

Goverment advice for the freight and transport industry