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Inland Waterways Association of Ireland Cancels Council Meeting Due to Coronavirus
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland has cancelled its Council Meeting scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 7th. IWAI President Alan Kelly has advised that due to the increased risk posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and that cases of Coronavirus have now…
Racing at last year’s World Cup Series event in Genoa
A group of sailors have launched an online petition in the hopes of persuading World Sailing to cancel the upcoming World Cup Series event in Genoa due to the risks of COVID-19, particularly in Northern Italy. Calling themselves Sailors Against…
Asian-Europe trade where an operator Overseas Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) recently responded to the expected low demand in the market. AFLOAT also adds in our photo of the G-Glass leadship OOCL Hong Kong (21,413 TEU capacity) when built in 2017 was the largest in the world, is seen above berthed at the Port of Felixstowe in the UK. Currently the giant vessel is in the Mediterranean Sea on a voyage from Europe bound for Asia, having yesterday departed Piraeus, Greece.
The impact of the Covid-19 virus outbreak, Lloyd'sLoadingList reports, on container shipping continues to grow, but at a slower pace, according to container shipping consultancy Sea-Intelligence. Sea-Intelligence CEO Alan Murphy pointed out that the organisation’s 23 February weekly analytical report…
The Dubai International Boat Show, set to run from 10-14 March, will now take place from 24-28 November
The Dubai International Boat Show that was scheduled to take place next week has been postponed to November “in light of the evolving global developments” around the spread of coronavirus. International Boat Industry says the major trade show, which has…
After 16 days of quarantine, British and Irish nationals disembarked the Diamond Princess in Japan by coach for a flight to the UK that arrived this evening.
Evacuated British and Irish nationals from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship (Diamond Princess) in Japan have arrived at a UK hospital where they will spend the next two weeks in quarantine. Coaches carrying 30 British and two Irish citizens arrived at…
Maersk containers stacked in Dublin Port
The world's largest box-carrier, Maersk Line has reported improved profits in 2019 despite bearish global container growth. However, A.P. Moller-Maersk (APMM), the parent company of the container shipping giant, warned that the spread of the coronavirus and the shutdown of…
A container ship berthed at a Lo-Lo terminal in Dublin Port
The Irish Exporters Association chief executive has warned that a number of Irish companies are going to be impacted by the coronavirus. Simon McKeever told RTÉ radio’s News at One that markets are being affected by the virus as it…
Quarantine period for Diamond Princess passengers and crew is due to end 19 February
On board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, two Irish passengers have tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. In a statement it said that the two people, who were among six Irish citizens on board the…
Cruiseship Westerdam operated by Holland America Line berthed in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Afloat adds the photo was taken last Friday.
Passengers from Ireland are among those on board a cruiseship which docked in Cambodia last week with confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus. According to The Irish Times, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney speaking on Tuesday morning, confirmed…
The Diamond Princess pictured in 2017
Irish citizens are among the hundreds of passengers quarantined on a cruise liner in Japan amid the coronavirus epidemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed. According to RTÉ News, 454 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in the Diamond Princess,…
File image of a container ship at Dublin Port
The HSE has issued instructions for ships entering Irish ports regarding new protocol in relation to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection crisis. Masters of vessels entering Irish ports are required to: Complete and submit a Maritime Declaration of Health,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Irish Sailing & Boating

Since restrictions began in March 2020, the Government is preparing for a 'controlled and gradual return to sport' and the 2020 sailing fixtures are being tentatively redrafted by yacht clubs, rowing clubs angling and diving clubs across Ireland as the country enters a new phase in dealing with the Coronavirus. The hope is that a COVID-19 restrictions might be eased by May 5th as Sport Ireland has asked national governing bodies for information on the challenges they face. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) everyone has been asked to stay at home. But some people may need to do more than this.

You may need to either:

You do these things to stop other people from getting coronavirus.

Read advice for people in at-risk groups

Read advice about cocooning.

Restricted movements

Everybody in Ireland has been asked to stay at home. You should only go out for a few reasons, such as shopping for food.

But you need to restrict your movements further if you: 

  • live with someone who has symptoms of coronavirus, but you feel well
  • are a close contact of a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • have returned to Ireland from another country

You need to restrict your movements for at least 14 days.

But if the person you live with has had a test and it is negative, you don't need to wait 14 days. You should still follow the advice for everyone - stay at home as much as possible.

Close contact

This is only a guide but close contact can mean:

  • spending more than 15 minutes of face-to-face contact within 2 metres of an infected person
  • living in the same house or shared accommodation as an infected person

How to restrict your movements 

Follow the advice for everybody - stay at home.

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