Preventative measures for the Yacht Medical Crew against Covid-19

All UK ships must carry a minimum amount of medical supplies in their store and with the advent of Covid-19, this yacht medical kitshould be augmented to include equipment to keep the crew and any other staff and passengers safe against the risk of Covid-19. ANP Pharma can provide all your yacht medical kit requirements under UKlegislation plus additional items such as face masks, hand sanitisers and general disinfectants for the added risk of Coronavirus.

What items should you add to your yacht medical kit to protect against Covid-19?

There are certain key items to add to your boat medical kit to help you prevent the transmission and spread of Covid-19, these include:-

  • Face masks
  • Sterile latex gloves
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Plastic aprons
  • Full PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
  • General disinfectant cleaning fluids

Covid-19 protection is about good hygiene practises so conduct a risk assessment which includes the importance of regular hand washing and ensure there is plenty of signage and reminders on board.  Remember, you may have to manage a situation where someone on the vessel is showing symptoms of Covid-19 so being prepared is about planning for this situation as well as re-stocking your boat medical kitWrite a protocol to help you manage the isolation of one or more people, is there an area where they can go which is separate from other people?  Plan your response to a possible Covid-19 outbreak and how you will manage this; ensure you have sufficient provisions to self-isolate some or all of the boat’s occupants for the recommended minimum period.

ANP Pharma is the leading UK supplier for yacht medical kit and has been relied on by maritime professionals for many years as the first choice for boat medical kitand compliance with MSN 1768.  For the latest government advice and equipment to keep your occupants safe, find out more on our website