Covid-19 Coronavirus

Livestock Shipments during COVID-19

As at 1pm 1 May 2020

Standard Operating Procedure: Livestock Shipments during COVID-19

Both UK and IOM drivers must adhere to social distancing protocol when there is required interaction with Steam Packet staff. All interaction should be as minimal as possible.

  1. The booking process for Livestock will remain as is.
  2. UK driver with empty Livestock wagon & trailer will arrive at Heysham port. 
  3. Vehicle will be checked-in at the weighbridge.
  4. UK driver loads wagon and trailer onto the vessel when instructed. 
  5. UK driver sanitises vehicle controls before exiting the vehicle; lorry keys are to be left in the cab.
  6. UK driver disembarks vessel when instructed to do so.
  7. IOM driver collects Livestock wagon and trailer from the deck when the vessel arrives in Douglas.  Driver to wear Personal Protection gear.
  8. IOM driver loads Livestock in IOM.
  9. Wagon returned to Douglas port for next Ben-my-Chree sailing.
  10. Vehicle will be checked-in at the weighbridge and driver issued with meal and berth vouchers.  Vouchers are pre-printed so as to avoid minimal interaction with staff.
  11. IOM driver will load and accompany vehicle to Heysham
  12. IOM driver sanitises vehicle controls before exiting the vehicle; lorry keys are to be left in the cab.
  13. UK driver returns to vehicle and exits vessel when instructed.
  14. IOM driver remains on-board vessel, returning directly to Douglas port.

This Standard Operating Procedure may be revoked at any time, due to the evolving situation.

Animal Health can be contacted on +44 01624 685844 or agriculture@gov.im

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