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The Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) has developed routine environmental cleaning guidelines in the community which are now published on the Department of Health website. Whilst ICEG have not developed a separate maritime-specific guideline for cleaning, this guideline covers cleaning requirements for frequently touched surfaces and minimally touched surfaces and ICEG are satisfied that it is directly applicable to the maritime environment. A link to this information, along with information regarding routine cleaning in the maritime environment, has...

This month's special Coronavirus edition of the Industrial Report focuses on the pressure employers are placing on maritime workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020-March-COVID-19-Industrial-Report-Download ...

Unfortunately, the monthly member's meetings scheduled to be held on 31st March and 28th April have been cancelled due to disruptions associated with COVID-19 and the need to limit face to face interactions.  The AMOU will confirm the dates of future meetings as more information comes to hand. ...

Below is a letter from Liam O'Brien, Assistant Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions. Dear comrade, Today the ACTU Centre for Health and Safety has launched the Covid-19 resource page. This page will be regularly updated to provide unions, HSRs and workers information on how they can protect their workplaces from Covid-19.  We are also campaigning for the Government to introduce two weeks special paid leave for all workers impacted by Covid-19. There are currently over 3 million...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSA has made the decision to cease face-to-face oral exams from Thursday 19 March 2020.  From this date the exam will be conducted via Skype.  This applies to both STCW international and domestic oral exams.  The temporary ban will be in place until 30 April 2020 but will be reviewed before this date to determine if it is necessary to continue with the temporary arrangement. The AMSA website is being updated accordingly...