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Covid-19: HPA publicizes guideline for essential services related travel
 
Resorts to follow different guideline for the essential services related travels
 
They can only stay on a single island for a five-day period
 
Required to present a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure
Aishath Shaany
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05 Dec 2020 | Sat 08:32
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Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has publicized the guideline for those traveling to residential islands to provide essential services.

While individuals are allowed to travel from an island with community spread to an island without community spread to provide essential services or undertake a project, they are required to present a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure under the eases introduced on Friday

They can only stay on a single island for a five-day period.

Those travelling to islands to provide these services are required to take approval, and share the information to the relevant island council.

Individuals traveling to provide the following services are not required to quarantine:

  • Cable and media network services
  • Bank services
  • Utility services
  • Health facility monitoring and inspections and temporary health care services.
  • Maintenance works
  • Government and private projects conducted in islands.
  • Other additional essential services

HPA said that the purpose of this is “to provide essential services and project works without interruption during Covid-19, travel from an island with community spread to an island without community spread is required”.

While details of the company or institution are required for the approval to travel, HPA said that the respective companies must be responsible for their staff.

It also noted the resorts must follow the guideline on ‘Public health interventions to prevent Covid-19 transmission in the Tourism sector’ for the essential services related travels.

Last updated at: 2 days ago
Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim
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