Cetacean Sanctuary Research Project CSR; update on COVID-19

20 August 2020

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Other useful links:

National Ministry of Health of Italy


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19-pandemic

Measures taken by the Tethys Research Institute – CSR

(these may me amended depending on the evolution of the situation and advice by health authorities)

Please note that all of the measures are subject to change. Measures not listed here may be implemented if this is deemed necessary. We will be starting our research season and welcoming our first project participants from 29th June.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic our priority at Tethys Research Institute is to ensure health and safety for both participants and the staff of our research projects.

The key measures that have been implemented by the CSR are listed below:

  • Only people who have completed and signed the SELF-DECLARATION FORM FOR ACCESS TO THE BOAT will be admitted on board
  • A complete ozone-sanitizing of the entire research boat will be performed by means of a professional device SANY MED 80 at each change of team.
  • Every morning all CSR team members and participants will have their body temperature taken and logged;
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers will be also available in different points of the boat (project participants are encouraged to bring also some of their own)
  • The best and most consistent way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus—and reducing risk of contracting it— remains washing your hands with soap and water as a first choice, and avoiding touching your face as much as possible (use of gloves should not replace hand washing!);
  • Participants are kindly required to bring their own bedsheets and towels (laundry facilities are locally available);
  • Project participants are encouraged to bring with them enough masks (preferably reusable ones) to be covered during their stay on board.

The safety of our staff and project participants is our top priority.  Our researchers will take the utmost precaution to help our participants having a safe, educational and enjoyable experience at the CSR.