These pages were last updated on June 25, 2020. They will contain the most updated information and guidelines on COVID-19, released by the Command Group of the Allied Maritime Command to all of its international staff serving at MARCOM and extended to their families.

Allied Maritime Command will continue to guarantee its responsibilities towards Standing Naval Forces and Operation Sea Guardian. Mitigation measures due to COVID-19 are implemented in a sensible manner to keep our personnel, our units and our crews safe. It will include guidelines and security procedures to be observed at the Headquarters.


For Newcomers:


All SNRs have to ensure that all newcomers of Own Country, before starting their In-processing procedures:

  • have to stay in self isolation on arrival to the UK for a period of 14 days.
  • must be well informed about COVID-19 preventive measures in force in MARCOM .


The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

The Government has a carefully planned timetable for lifting restrictions, with dates that should help people to plan. This timetable depends on successfully controlling the spread of the virus; if the evidence shows sufficient progress is not being made in controlling the virus then the lifting of restrictions may have to be delayed.


STAY ALERT - IF YOU FEEL SICK, STAY AT HOME - BOOK A TEST

COVID-19 testing can identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus and includes methods that a) detect the presence of virus itself and b) those that detect antibodies produced in response to infection.

Now Military personnel, or their household, from other nations who are serving in the UK are now eligible for the COVID-19 test, just like the UK military. ) by calling number 119 or GOV UK specific website; have an appointment in 24h and the test result between 2-5 days.

The people having a positive test to the COVID19 infection can spread virus.

For people sick or having household sick, it is very important to do a test, firstly to detect in early phase COVID 19 infection and consequently implement Self Isolation measures (positive cases) but also treat appropriately the others (negative cases).

For people returning from abroad or having Households returning from abroad, the test is not able to reduce quarantine of 14 days because this period is only related to the potential incubation (time before the virus could produce infection). The test in these cases could be useful only at the end of 14 days of Self Isolation.


IF YOU OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE TESTED COVID 19 POSITIVE

  • STAY AT HOME !!
  • DO NOT GO WORK !!

  • INFORM YOUR CHAIN OF COMMAND

  • INFORM MARCOM MEDAD

  • SELF ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS

Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water

Stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible


All Senior National representatives (SNRs) have to promptly update DOM and MEDAD for any disease affecting personnel and/or household members.


IF TRAVEL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO USE OFF PEAK TIME AND WEAR A MASK


IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE to leave your home FOR SHOPPING.


In actual phase, PUBLIC GARDENS AND PARKS ARE OPEN TO LET PEOPLE SPEND TIME OUTDOORS AND EXERCISE OUTSIDE AS MANY TIMES AS THEY WISH (not to meet with more than one person from outside your household and to continue to comply with 2mt social distancing).


It is strongly recommended to do EXERCISE (including to go TO WORK CYCLING OR WALKING) to improve the mood and keep the people healthy and fit to fight the virus.


Due to an increase on mobility, it is now advise that people MUST wear a FACE-COVERING in ENCLOSED SPACES (CROWED AREA) where social distancing is not always possible, for example on PUBLIC TRANSPORT.



PERSONNEL WITHOUT SYMPTOMS who have travelled TO UK from abroad, 

HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS.


MARCOM personnel have to comply with UK rule in Force for people travelling to UK from Abroad. The MARCOM personnel who have travelled from abroad are required to contact direct leadership and self-isolate for 14 days from date of return, according UK rules .

Some of MARCOM personell who have to do essential defense duties, can have exemption to Self Isolate returning from abroad. The essential duties have to be identified at minimum of COS level, who will provide a special travel order for these personnel.

AND DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOUSE FOR 14 DAYS from when your symptoms started.
YOU CAN ONLY LEAVE YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • you need urgent medical assistance (or where your doctor has advised you to get medical assistance)
  • you need access to basic necessities like food and medicines, but only in exceptional circumstances such as where you cannot arrange for these to be delivered
  • you need to access critical public services such as social services and victim support services, but only in exceptional circumstances
  • you need to go to the funeral of a close relative
  • there’s an emergency
  • you need to fulfil a legal obligation such as participate in legal proceedings

    Everyone who has finished his period of Self Isolation (for any reason), before returning to the Headquarters must ask permission from the MEDAD. For any question or doubt, feel free to contact with Medical Advisor, Captain Filippo La Rosa, email F.LAROSA@MC.NATO.INT, office tel. 0044 01923 956704, mobile tel. 00447884001564

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