COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR CONOCOPHILLIPS’ SUPPLIERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS
(UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020)
ConocoPhillips applies the ten (10) days quarantine requirement for travelers arriving Norway from red countries/regions, pursuant to guidelines issued by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). This requirement also applies if the country/region was yellow when the travel commenced.
Covid-19 Regulation §6c enables employers to facilitate for testing and infection control measures as an alternative to quarantine for people that would otherwise be required to remain in quarantine upon arrival in Norway.
Suppliers with employees traveling to ConocoPhillips-operated offshore installations or visits to and/or work at the ConocoPhillips offices/base, can reduce the required quarantine period for the employee from ten (10) days to seven (7) days – if the employee is tested for Covid-19 twice during the quarantine period:
- The first test should be performed as soon as possible upon arrival in Norway
- The second test should be performed no earlier than on day 5 after arrival in Norway
- A minimum of 48 hours between test 1 and test 2 is necessary
To reduce the quarantine period from ten to seven days, two negative Covid-19 test results are required to be documented, aligned with guidelines.
ConocoPhillips complies with advice from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian health authorities. Travel advice is subject to continuous updates and changes.
ConocoPhillips’ suppliers must ensure that their employees always comply with the guidelines, if they are to travel to ConocoPhillips’ installations offshore or visit our onshore office/base facilities.
Helicopter travel to The Greater Ekofisk Area
ConocoPhillips resumed normal seat utilization of helicopters Friday July 17, with maximum 19 passengers.
For outbound flights to ConocoPhillips operated facilities: face masks are required for all passengers on flights with more than twelve passengers.
For inbound flights to shore: face masks are required for passengers who have been offshore for less than ten (10) days on flights with more than twelve passengers. Face masks and guidelines for correct use are available at the heliport and offshore facilities.
Conditions or symptoms
If any of the following conditions apply to a person employed by one of our suppliers, the employee shall not travel offshore:
1. The employee has been diagnosed with Covid-19 disease: The employee shall not travel offshore until fully recovered and having been free of all symptoms for at least seven (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 shall not travel offshore until ten (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 the employee is completely symptom-free, the employee shall not travel offshore until ten (10) days have passed after such contact.
4. The employee has been in close contact with any person suspected of being infected with Covid-19 (where a doctor is said to have examined the person concerned and suspected infection with Covid-19): Even if the employee is completely symptom-free, the employee shall not travel offshore until ten (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: The employee shall 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 take place upon confirmation of exemption under the quarantine restrictions.
General measures to avoid Covid-19:
· 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.
· 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
· Always keep one (1) meter social distance from others.
More information is available on the Norwegian Institute of Public Health website: advice and information about the Coronavirus disease.