Covid-19, Infection Control Plan

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Infection Control Plan for Seil Norge AS

COVID-19 - Corona
Updated March 2022



We have prepared an infection control plan for our trips in dialogue with the municipal chief in Vega municipality, our home municipality. 

Here you will also find our general thoughts on risk when carrying out and participating in a trip. It is important that you read this, understand and accept what is written.

 

The pandemic is nearing its end and Norway’s infection control measures have been suspended. Our tours will operate as scheduled, and all routines and distance on board will be handled as normal.

However, the most basic rule still applies: that you do not participate if you are not fully healthy, and that you stay home if you suspect you might be infected or otherwise ill.
If you do become sick, your expenses for your trip with us shall be covered by your travel insurance.
Due to thorough vaccination, the risk of serious illness due Covid-19 is now very low. Despite infection generally manifesting with mild symptoms, many people in Norway will likely be infected during the spring of 2022. We are not able to do anything about this, and we therefore expect a number of last-minute cancellations on our trips. If you are not vaccinated, you have a higher risk of complications from becoming ill. It is important that you, as a participant, are aware of the risk of infection and that you accept it. However, it is also very important that we, as a tour operator, and you, as our guest, consider what should be done if someone on the trip becomes ill during a trip.

The expectation now is that those who have not already had Covid-19 will get it, and that the virus is no longer dangerous to the general population due to high vaccination rates. Nevertheless, we are still taking precautions to avoid infection on board. However, if we were still to get a case of infection on board, there is not much we can do about it and we do not want to end the trip for those infected against their will. This is on the grounds that once we have a confirmed case on board, most people on the trip will have already been exposed to the infection anyway.

The most important thing we can do is to avoid anyone joining our trips if they are ill - in that case one should stay home. You will get reimbursed by your travel insurance if you have to go home before the trip is over due to illness, regardless of whether it is Covid-19 or another illness
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Infection Control Plan for Seil Norge AS

COVID-19

 

 

We solve this together! 

On board our boats we do not have space to maintain infection-free zones.
Nevertheless, it is important to have good infection control on such trips, both in the form of cleaning, hand hygiene, and most important of all 

- not joining the trip if you are sick!

 

What are we doing?

  • Inform participants in advance about risk and how we handle any case of infection on board
  • Focus on infection control, good hygiene, and cleaning along the way*

What should you be doing?

  • Only join the trip if you are healthy. Do not meet up at the dock if you have any respiratory symptoms, fever, or if you feel unwell.
  • Before boarding, all participants must confirm that they have not been in contact with anyone who has detected Covid-19 in the last 7 days. You also confirm that you know the risk involved in being on a trip and what you must do if someone becomes ill / is suspected of being ill.
  • Wash your hands. Ensure good hand hygiene by washing your hands regularly with soap and water, or alcohol-based disinfectant. 

 

Practicalities on board

  • Disinfectant and antibacterial gel will be available
  • Regular washing and disinfection of table tops and other surfaces that many people frequently touch, such as handles and railings

 

We also refer to www.fhi.no for updated and supplementary information about infection, symptoms and infection control.