Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19: guidance for contractors, suppliers and partners

We are continuously monitoring the ongoing threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and government guidance. Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our workers, families and the local community is our top priority.

Please see below a list of measures to be taken and followed for both the offshore and onshore workforce.

We ask all our contractors, suppliers and partners to adhere to the following guidelines:

Mobilising to Sites

Non-essential travel to offshore sites and Flotta Oil Terminal is prohibited. Offshore project workscopes are currently under review as we continue to work to minimise POB to mitigate risks to our offshore workers.

For essential travel to offshore sites, industry policy at this time is that personnel will not be permitted to travel offshore for 14 days, if at any point in the preceding seven days:

  • They have experienced either a new continuous / persistent cough, or a high temperature (above 37.8 degrees C)
  • They have been in close contact (e.g. sharing accommodation) with an individual who is currently exhibiting these symptoms
  • They have been in close contact with a confirmed case
  • They have travelled internationally

As the self-isolation period comes to an end, please follow your return to work policy.

Repsol is undertaking a pilot scheme which sees any employee or contractor mobilising to one of our sites undergo a PCR test and a serology test in Aberdeen at least 24 hours in advance of their flight.

We will evaluate and assess the results of the pilot scheme before deciding our forward plan.

Repsol continue to also carry out pre-mobilisation screening (as a result of the screening some people may be restricted to travel offshore) at the heliport which includes but is not limited to:

  • Self-declaration Documentation (travel and medical history)
  • Pre-mobilisation questionnaire

Contracting companies should ensure that their personnel are fit for onward travel when they present themselves at the heliport. All personnel mobilising to site must meet current industry and Health Protection Scotland standards and guidelines, particularly those with pre-existing conditions associated with COVID-19 that the government has identified as vulnerable.

To comply with government guidance on stringent social distancing for those at risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) we ask that you screen your personnel prior to travel offshore to ensure they are fit for onward travel when they present themselves at the heliport, particularly those with pre-existing conditions associated with COVID-19 that the government has identified as vulnerable.

Vulnerable Groups

Those with an underlying health condition listed below:

  • chronic (long term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • those who are pregnant
  • people who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • people with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)

Onshore Business Travel

All Repsol business travel has ceased with immediate effect.

Meetings and Visitors

We have ceased external visitors to the building and encourage our personnel to make use of video and audio conference facilities as an alternative.

Working Remotely

As indicated by the latest guidance from the UK Government, Repsol has put in place remote working for office- based personnel, except essential staff.