Contingency planning for COVID19
As a major commercial port the Port of Blyth has been deemed an essential service by Government in relation to COVID-19 and our employees have been classified as key workers.
The Port is therefore doing everything in its power to remain open during the COVID-19 epidemic, to ensure that goods and raw material reach retail outlets and businesses and that critical infrastructure relating to offshore energy production continues to be installed, maintained and repaired.
As a result, all port customers can rest assured that you will be able to rely on our continued service throughout this period. In addition, if any customers are having difficulty sourcing subcontractors, please note we are working closely with many subcontractors whose staff have also been designated as key workers as part of the transport and logistics supply chain. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance.
Protecting staff, clients & visitors
The Port continues to review a set of robust measures put in place to protect our staff and all contractors working on site including but not limited to: increased hygiene and cleaning routines, isolating key staff (eg pilots and crane operators), enforced social distancing and remote working wherever possible. We ask that all tenants and clients support this action wherever possible to protect everyone working on site.
Please note the following:
Tenants have full rights of access as per their tenancy agreements on the basis that they follow all official advice on limiting the spread of COVID-19. Tenants are asked to limit the number of staff on site where possible.
Visitors will only be allowed on site in essential circumstances. Please do not attempt to access any site without contacting Port of Blyth beforehand. If any visitor is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms including a cough or fever, do not come on site. Follow official self-isolation advice.
Health & Safety
For any concerns or queries relating to Health & Safety, please contact our HR & Safety Manager Stuart Balmer-Howieson on 07725 958 098 or the Marine Department via radio on VHF Ch 12.
Thank you for your understanding and for supporting the preventative steps being taken by Port of Blyth to limit the spread of the virus.