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May 8, 2020
Information about Covid-19 and offshore travel to fixed installations and mobile drilling rigs:
If any of the following conditions apply to a person employed by one of our suppliers, the employee must not travel offshore:
1. The employee has been diagnosed with Covid-19 disease. The employee must not travel offshore until fully recovered and having been free of all symptoms for at least 7 days.
2. The employee has been in close contact with anyone with a confirmed Covid-19 infection. Even if the employee is completely symptom-free, the employee must not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
3. The employee has been in close contact with someone who likely suffers from Covid-19. Even if completely symptom-free, the employee must not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
4. The employee has been in close contact with suspected Covid-19 infected persons (where a doctor is said to have examined the person concerned and suspected Covid-19 disease). Even if completely symptom-free, the employee must not travel offshore until 10 days have passed after such contact.
5. Anyone with symptoms of respiratory inflammation or illness - such as colds, sore throat, mild cough or shortness of breath - or other symptoms, such as fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, impaired sense of taste and smell, muscle pain or general malaise, must not travel offshore until they have been without symptoms for at least 24 hours.
6. If the employee has been outside Norway during the last 10 days, offshore travel can only occur upon confirmation of exemption under the quarantine restrictions.
April 14, 2020
Quarantine upon arrival in Norway from abroad
All contractors and suppliers having personnel who are due to visit or work on our installations in the Ekofisk area (Ekofisk, Eldfisk, Tor, and Embla – but not including EkoA) must comply with a 14-day quarantine requirement in respect of personnel arriving in Norway from abroad, including from Sweden and Finland. Only personnel defined as critical for ongoing operations may be exempt from this requirement. Any such exemption requires approval by ConocoPhillips.
April 6, 2020
To all contractors and suppliers that have personnel who are due to travel to installations in the Ekofisk area,
Our personnel are working closely together on our offshore installations, and disease has the potential to transmit quickly. We have therefore established several proactive measures to prevent COVID-19 from reaching our installations. To date, we have not registered anyone offshore as being infected. Regardless of the measures that have been established, the prudent actions that each of us can take will create the most important barrier to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
We request that you ask all your personnel who will travel to ConocoPhillips installations on Ekofisk, Eldfisk, Tor, or Embla to follow the guidelines below during the 7 days prior to departure. This applies to all personnel of our suppliers who will visit or work on one of our platforms (except for EkoA) or contracted mobile drilling units.
Measures before departing offshore:
- Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds after you have been in contact with objects/ surfaces that could potentially be a source of infection
- Avoid visits and contact with others outside your immediate family with whom you interact every day
- Pay special attention to symptoms such as fever, coughing, sore throat, and difficulty in breathing, both for yourself and your immediate family with whom you interact every day
- Avoid areas where it can be challenging to keep a safe separation distance from others (e.g., stores, cafes, hiking areas with lots of people, etc.
- Avoid areas where it can be challenging to keep a safe separation distance from others (e.g., stores, cafes, hiking areas with lots of people, etc.)
- The symptoms of Covid-19 infection may be diffuse in the initial phase. We therefore encourage everyone to measure your temperature prior to travelling to the heliport to ensure that you have no fever
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Infection: Updated Updated March 16
From March 17 quarantine is required for everyone who arrives from countries outside Norway, with the exception of persons that due to their work travel between their home and workplace, and in connection with that cross the borders between Norway, Sweden and Finland.
This means that nobody who returns from abroad (outside Sweden and Finland when traveling between home and workplace) may travel offshore for the first 14 days after arriving in Norway, whether they have symptoms or not.
Personnel that already are on our offshore installations is subject to individual evaluation, due to recent quarantine changes.
Coronavirus/Covid-19 Infection: Updated guidelines
Updated March 13
Everyone who returns from travel outside the Nordic countries must go in home quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in Norway, even without symptoms. This is applies from 27 February.
Employees and contractors who have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 infection, shall not travel offshore for the first 14 days after having had such contact. Employees and contractors who have been outside the Nordic countries or have been in contact with Covid-19 infected person, should observe signs of respiratory infection (fever, cough and other respiratory symptoms) for 21 days after their arrival. If symptoms occur, you should contact your doctor (by phone) and inform of your symptoms and travel history.
11 March 2020:
New measures in Tananger/Teesside/London
ConocoPhillips is introducing the following new measures from Wednesday 11 March at the office buildings, and base/terminal in Tananger, Teesside and London. These applies to suppliers of goods and services as well.
To prevent the virus from spreading at ConocoPhillips premises, is the goal of the company's efforts to protect against the ongoing epidemic. We now introduces reinforced barriers with restrictions on meeting activities, travel and imposing frequent hand washing and hygiene.
The following applies:
1. If you have a cold, cough, have fever or other flu-like symptoms, you should stay at home even if you would go to work under normal circumstances.
2. If you have underlying, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, cancer and high blood pressure (hypertension), seek advice from your GP (doctor)/health service and work from home.
3. From Monday, March 16, packed lunch, juice / milk and fruit will be on offer from the cafeteria. The current system of self-service will be terminated for the time being. The dining area in the cafeteria is still available, but with reduced seating capacity.
4. Meetings with external participants shall as far as possible be conducted via video / Skype.
5. The maximum limit for the number of participants in internal meetings must correspond to the number of chairs in the room. Each meeting room has a specific number of chairs - do not bring additional chairs to the room or stand during meetings.
6. Everyone must help with keeping external visits to an absolute minimum. This also applies to our participation in external meetings and company visits.
7. We ask that no private guests are invited.
8. More active use of ‘working from home’ is encouraged. The department leaders consider what is useful and practical.
9. The gym, swimming pool and sauna are closed for the time being. Changing rooms and showers are still open to those who cycle, run or walk to work.
10. Persons in home quarantine must familiarize themselves with the quarantine rules and comply with them.
11. Visit The Mark frequently and follow the internal communication given. The situation changes rapidly, and new information is posted as the situation develops.
Please also see advice from the Norwegian institute of public health: https://www.fhi.no/en/ (external link) or UK Health authorities at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public (external link).
9 March 2020:
Coronavirus: Updated guidelines – Norway and the UK
The health and well-being of our workforce and families are always our primary concern. It is a personal responsibility to take actions and precautions to minimize health risks to oneself, co-workers and family. A coronavirus employee resource site is established with information. A dedicated local task-force is continuously monitoring the outbreak and suggests appropriate actions for Norway and the UK. The most recent guidelines per 9 March are:
Employees and contractors who have visited any of the countries with ongoing coronavirus transmission listed below, are asked to stay home for 14 days after arrival.
The list of countries has recently been expanded to include the following:
China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
Italy (whole country)
Employees and contractors who have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 infection, shall not travel offshore for the first 14 days after having had such contact.
Employees and contractors who have visited one or more of these countries. or have been in contact with Covid-19 infected person, should observe signs of respiratory infection (fever, cough and other respiratory symptoms) for 21 days after their arrival. If symptoms occur, you should contact your doctor (by phone) and inform of your symptoms and travel history.
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