The Covid crisis hurts the economy in general, but above all the tourism sector and specifically the nautical sector.
The start of the nautical season has been cut short by the pandemic and the state of alarm has paralyzed all sectors, from yacht clubs to maintenance and dry dock.
Although de-escalation already allows boats to be maintained in phase 1, even sailing up to 12 miles. Normal activity is not expected until July 1, as indicated by the Ports de Catalunya Manager in an interview conducted by the Barcelona Nàutic Cluster.
This return to the "new normal" must be carried out under a strict protocol that avoids spikes in the pandemic. That is why several nautical associations (CEACNA, ANEN, AEGY and ANAVRE) have developed a Protection protocol to recover the nautical sector.
Protection measures against Covid in the nautical sector
The document presents a series of security and protection measures to avoid contact and contagion between the different agents who are resuming their activities.
- Work centers
- Establishments and retailers
- Repair and maintenance services
- Technical areas and dry docks
- Nautical-sports facilities
- Nautical Clubs
Although there are specific measures for each area, the actions that are common to all of them are:
Maintain the safety distance of 2 meters
The distance always guarantees that there is no contact and therefore contagion.
But sometimes it is not possible to keep that distance, and protection must be complemented with other measures
Use of own protective material
The use of a mask, gloves and screens has become essential for the daily activities of professionals. These elements must have a single owner and not be shared.
The ideal protection recommended for each user is the mask surgical (2R) together with the face shield that prevents splashes and contagion via the eye, and protection gloves disposable.
Know the advantages of using the Daescreen Facial Screen.
Continuous hand hygiene
Although contact between people is prohibited (hugging, kissing, shaking hands), contact with contaminated elements can also be a risk of contagion.
Therefore, in front of contact with elements that may be contaminated, a continuous handwash is recommended, to avoid the spread.
This infographic shows the different movements for a correct cleaning of hands, that eliminates any infectious agent.
Disinfection or surface protection
Whether it is a public-facing activity or an internal professional activity, surfaces must be disinfected continuously with solutions of water and bleach, or authorized virucides by the Ministry of Health.
Another option is temporary protection or masking of surfaces that temporarily insulate the element.
At Daevi we offer you all kinds of Masking that help protect surfaces and elements temporarily.
As we have seen, the common element is prevention, and above all, if any symptoms of our own or of the people with whom we live are detected, consult the health professionals by telephone and isolate themselves for 15 days.