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COVID-19

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners would like to reassure you that they are taking extra precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to limit any impact on all operations at the harbour and will be following Government Guidelines. All those attending the fish market are asked to ensure that they utilise the hand washing facilities and wear a face covering if applicable on arrival at  the market and adhere to the social distancing requirements as advised by the Government before, during and after the sale.   During this time additional hygiene measures will be in place and all users are asked to strictly adhere to these. 
 
1. No persons with Covid 19 Symptons (including a cough or sneeze) or anyone that has been advised to self isolate is to enter the fish market.
2. On entering the fish market, you must wash your hands with soap and water. Do this for at least 20 seconds.
3. The 1m minimum social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
4. Wear a facecovering if applicable
4. Only remain within the fish market for the minimum length of time.
 
The port  has remained open throughout the pandemic with the two ship repair facilities operational with additional policies and procedures in place including the requirement for booking forms to be completed.  All change in instructions from the Government will be considered by the Commissioners at the appropriate time and the recommended steps taken.   We are sure you will be understanding of the situation and we look forward to the co-operation of all port users during this time to keep everyone safe.
 
Any commercial vessel wishing to use the port must ensure that  Maritime Declaration of Health (MDH) is completed.  This is normally only required for all vessels on arrival from a foreign port. However, in response to this situation regarding COVID-19, Health Protection Scotland and the Scottish Ports Liaison Network require  that information be submitted to the Scottish Port Health Authority in the following cases irrespective of the vessel or whether it is arriving from a foreign port or another UK port:
• Any vessel that has visited another port in the past 14 days
• Any vessel that has had a crew change in the past 14 days
• Any vessel that has had a suspect/confirmed case in the past 14 days
Full information regarding this requirement can be found by clicking on the following link MDH&Information Please note, as per Government Guidelines, all commercial vessels who arrive at Fraserburgh (irrespective if they arrive from a foreign or UK port) must submit a Maritime Declaration of Health (including crew list) to the Harbour Master’s department.   Also, as per guidelines, all fishing vessels are exempt unless they are arriving from a non UK port.   If this is the case, your vessel will have to submit the same declaration as commercial vessels.   All declarations should be completed and returned by email not more than 12 hours before arriving at the port (outer port limit) and not less than 4 hours before arrival in port.  Should you require a copy of the template to be forwarded to you, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 The Harbour Office is open to visitors with the visitors policy posted on the door which should be read prior to entering the builidng and the requriements adhered to.  Some members of staff continue to work from home.
 
We will continue to monitor Government and NHS Scotland advice and act accordingly.
 
Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any questions in regards to our COVID-19 response.