How the marinas will operate this Summer

 
Tourism Today presents the rules under which the resumption of the operation of the marinas will take place, an activity that, as mentioned, is considered important for the Greek economy, after the gradual lifting of the restrictions against the corona.

The protocols for the tourist businesses have been given by the Ministry of Tourism in consultation with the social partners and within the week the plan is expected to be submitted to the Maximos Palace.

A key parameter for the entry and exit of a boat in a marina is the obligation to declare the health of the boat, which will indicate the health status of the passengers and the number of passengers and crew members who are inside the boat, while each boat is allowed the maximum number passengers as required by applicable law.

According to the protocol, each boat is allowed to carry the people who boarded the ship when it started the voyage and other people are not allowed to board intermediate destinations.

See in detail what the new protocol provides:

What happens if a suspicious incident is detected?

Each marina must have a written plan for the management of a suspected COVID-19 case in which it is described:

a) the symptoms that characterize a person as a suspected case of COVID-19 infection (sudden onset of the disease, with at least one of the following symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath),

b) the call number “1135” for the communication with the competent body for the report of the incident and the guidance for its management in Greek and English

c) the temporary isolation of the case until its safe transfer for medical diagnosis (securing a room with natural ventilation, placing a surgical mask on the person presenting symptoms, administration of tissues, plastic bag for their disposal) and antiseptic 70% antiseptic hands

(d) the use of a surgical mask, goggles, footrests, a waterproof apron with long sleeves and gloves by anyone entering the temporary isolation area (the protective equipment used must be discarded in a bag and in no case protected by it; hands should be washed thoroughly with soap and water),

e) ventilation of the temporary isolation area and cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and objects after removal of the patient with 0.1% chlorine solution (4 teaspoons of chlorine content 5% per 1 liter of water) or 70% ethyl alcohol with a time 10 minutes (cleaning materials should either be discarded or washed at 90 ° C before reuse),

f) report to the competent health authority of all patient contacts starting two days before the onset of symptoms,

g) the contact details of EKAB, the contact details of the health structure to which the suspected incident should be transferred, the contact details of the health service to which the marina belongs.

In order to implement the written plan and the regulation of the operation of the marina regarding the prevention of COVID-19 incidents in the staff and the clients, a competent person must be appointed who will be defined in the written plan and his data will be recorded. Both the incidents and the measures taken should be recorded in the marina incident book kept by the person in charge.

Statements of health and number of boat passengers

The main entry and exit regulations for each vessel will include the obligation to declare the health of the vessel for all ships to which the health status of the occupants will be indicated and the number of passengers and crew members inside the vessel. The declaration must be sent during the stay of the vessel to the competent port authority if any of the information in the original declaration is changed. A form must be completed for the ship’s health declaration and sent to the port authority. If a suspected COVID-19 case is found, the COVID-19 suspicious case management plan will be activated.

Each vessel is allowed to carry the maximum number of occupants as required by applicable law. Each boat is allowed to carry the people who boarded the ship when it started the voyage and other people are not allowed to board intermediate destinations.

Means of personal protection

Adequate personal protective equipment should be provided and distributed to the marina staff according to their duties, along with instructions for their proper use.

Informing customers about the implementation of protection measures

Marina clients should be informed of the operating regulations and preventive measures against COVID-19 infection in the marina and in Greece before their arrival. The communication of the regulations should be done by email, by posting the instructions on the official website or by posting on social media. Relevant instructions should be posted in prominent areas of the marina. Customers should be notified of the Greek government’s website with information on COVID-19 infection and measures concerning foreigners visiting the country in English.

Staff and customer regulations

  • Use of personal protective equipment

The use of a mask is recommended to be applied by staff, customers and any other person who enters the indoor covered areas of the marina.

The use of gloves should be done by the marina staff during refueling, providing assistance during mooring, as well as other procedures that need to be touched on equipment surfaces used by many people and there is no short-term installation for hand washing but nor a station with antiseptics.

The placement and removal of the gloves will be done according to the instructions for their correct application. It is emphasized that the use of gloves does not replace hand washing, before and after removing the gloves, hand hygiene should be applied with soap and water or antiseptic.

  • Personal hygiene

Hand sanitizer with soap and water should be applied. If the hands are not visibly soiled, an alternative antiseptic 70% alcohol solution may be used. The use of gloves does not replace hand hygiene.

Antiseptic stations should be located at the entrance of the indoor covered areas of the marina.

Proper respiratory hygiene should be followed, that is, covering the mouth and nose with a tissue during the murmur and coughing and then throwing it in a plastic bag and applying antiseptic to the hands. For this purpose, care must be taken for the respective equipment (tissues or disposable paper towels and gloves, plastic bag, etc.).

The face, nose and eyes should not be touched.

  • Social distance

In the interiors of the marina, the social distance should be maintained by adopting special marking and controlled entry measures, in order to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between the individuals and with the optional use of a fabric mask by any person inside an indoor space. . The social distance of 1.5 meters must be observed outdoors by all individuals.

  • Report of infringements

Any breach of the regulations should be reported to the person in charge of the marina to prevent COVID-19 cases.

Staff information and training

The staff of the marina should be informed and trained according to their duties as follows: in the plan for the management of a suspected COVID-19 incident, in the use of personal protective equipment, in the application of personal hygiene and social distance, and in other specialists marina regulations for the prevention of COVID-19 infection.

Under the responsibility of the marina administration, information and training should be provided to staff and customers on individual hygiene measures:

  • Hand washing techniques (frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, the use of gloves does not replace hand hygiene).
  • After which activities should the hands be washed e.g. hands should be washed after each contact with another person or his respiratory secretions (saliva, drops), with objects touched by other people such as handrails, handles, etc., before placing the mask, before and after removing the mask, before and after removing the gloves, after using the toilet, before eating, before touching the face, etc.
  • In which cases it is recommended to use antiseptics instead of hand washing (eg if the hands are not visibly soiled, an alternative alcoholic solution may be used).
  • In the meticulous observance of hygiene measures, and in particular: avoid contact of the hands with the mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Avoid contact with patients who have respiratory symptoms.
  • Proper waste management.
  • Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (mask and gloves).

The staff of the marina and the companies operating within them should be trained to report the relevant symptoms of COVID-19 infection directly to their supervisor, both for themselves and for their clients, if they notice compatible symptoms.

Avoid live transactions

It is recommended to prefer online transactions, orders, purchases of services and goods, equipment and to prefer telephone communication as much as possible.

Disinfection of shared equipment and surfaces at supply points

The following common points / equipment should be cleaned and disinfected with a daily schedule or after each use with chlorine solution 0.1% (4 teaspoons chlorine 5% per 1 liter of water) with a contact time of 10 minutes and then rinse with water:

  • drinking water supply – taps, caps, hoses and other equipment used to supply water
  • points touching the power supply points at the anchorage points
  • in areas that are touched in the area to provide first aid (the contents of the first aid kit must be intact, updated and always available)
  • lifeboat equipment
  • fuel refueling points
  • waste bins
  • sewage treatment points
  • other points that are often touched in the land area of ​​the marina (ATMs, handrails, railings, etc.)

Hygiene facilities

Sanitary facilities (toilets, showers, hand washing areas) must be kept clean and in good condition in accordance with the Sanitary Provisions.

They should be cleaned and disinfected according to a posted updated program with a 0.1% chlorine solution (4 teaspoons of chlorine 5% per 1 liter of water) with a contact time of 10 minutes. They should be adequately ventilated while they are available for use.

Restaurants, pharmacies, hairdressers, car rental services, laundries

Restaurants, pharmacies, hairdressers, car rental services, washing machines will operate according to Greek regulations.

source -tourismtoday.gr

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