As the global impact of the COVID-19 outbreak becomes more widespread, we wanted to provide a brief update regarding the PPECB’s readiness to continue uninterrupted services to clients as well as our continued commitment to working with all stakeholders. While the PPECB is concerned about the impact of the virus and the real risk it poses to all stakeholders, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you on any new actions we would be taking that may affect you. To date, the PPECB has introduced the following measures:
• We have activated our crisis management and business continuity procedures that will ensure the assessment,
monitoring and management of the developments and impact of COVID-19, including compliance with the requirements
and guidance issued by Government bodies and local authorities on a weekly basis.
• Our employees have been advised on recognising coronavirus symptoms and the protocols to follow should they
suspect or contract the virus.
• We have placed an embargo on all international business travel for 6 months, and non-essential local travel for
our employees. As a result, we will utilise technology wherever possible to continue to engage with all
• Employees are required to report to PPECB if they have been to a high-risk destination or in contact with someone
who has been to a high-risk area regardless of whether they are exhibiting symptoms or not. Additionally,
employees are instructed to seek medical assistance and undertake self-quarantine where necessary even if they
show mild cold symptoms in order to limit the risk.
• We have increased our cleaning regimes in our offices and visitors to our offices are required to complete a
questionnaire aimed at preventing the spread of the virus or limiting exposure to the virus.
• Employees are prohibited from going on-board any container and conventional vessels until further notice.
• We are in the process of issuing employees with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and
hand-sanitisers for use in packhouses and high-risk areas to ensure hygiene standards. Additionally, we have
disposable fever thermometers on hand for voluntary self-checks of employees to the extent permitted by
Please contact PPECB via email firstname.lastname@example.org should you require more information or wish to make any suggestions in this regard.