At The Hambantota International Port, the safety and well-being of all our staff and customers is our top priority. With the new case of COVID-19 reported in Sri Lanka we have strengthened our safety measures to ensure that of all our staff, customers and the general public who engage with our operations remain in good health and that activities and business at the port continues unhindered.Emergency Response Procedures are in place with 3 response levels. A special committee has been appointed headed by the CEO with all HODs as members. The following methods have been implemented at the port:
- Passengers/crew of cruise ships will not be allowed to disembark in the port.
- All vessels have to complete the Health Declaration Form and the Health Status Report signed by the Master of the Vessel and the Surgeon/Medical officer of the vessel.
- All staff coming into contact with visitors/ships crew will wear protective masks as appropriate and when required.
- Complete sanitisation of the entire facility and vehicles used.
- Daily temperature checks on our employees as well as visitors to the port.
- All staff and guests are advised to refrain from shaking hands whilst greeting and use the traditional Sri Lankan method of greeting with own clasped hands.
- All foreign visits, business trips, study tours and other activities have been cancelled.
- People who may be exposed to COVID-19 will be hospitalized as per the government regulations.
- On-site meetings will be minimized and utilizing electronic media for meetings will commence.
All measures are implemented according to the requirements of the health and epidemic prevention departments of Sri Lanka.