Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers

Engage with the relevant industry representatives to ensure that these vital industries are exempt from the latest quarantine rules.

18,828 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 18 Feb 2021, 8:26 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 14
Estimated Final Signatures: 56,571

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1. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
11/02/2021 - Petitions

Found: Engage with the relevant industry representatives to ensure that these vital industries are exempt from

2. National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the oil and gas industry - Scottish Affairs Committee
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3. Unite the Union. Scotland - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the oil and gas industry - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Found: COMMITTEE CALL FOR EVIDENCE ON THE FUTURE OF THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRYUnite the Union Scotland represents around

4. Platform - written evidence
03/09/2019 - Inquiry: Decarbonisation of the UK Economy and Green Finance - Treasury Committee
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5. Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) - written evidence
25/06/2018 - Inquiry: The future of the oil and gas industry - Scottish Affairs Committee
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Recent Speeches related to Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers

1. Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020
19/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: in the maritime industries, ensuring them access to a pension in the same way as workers in the rest of - Speech Link
2: Government will do whatever it takes to support workers and businesses as they deal with the impact of - Speech Link

2. National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020
25/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: National Minimum Wage Act 1998, known as the Act, to seafarers working domestically in UK territorial waters - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: UK Border Health Measures
04/06/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: June. These temporary requirements are set out in full in the Health Protection Regulations laid today - Speech Link
2: with key industries, the Government have deliberately included a limited number of exemptions to the self-isolation - Speech Link
3: undertake checks and ensure that people understand and are following the rules. If Public Health England - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: UK Border Health Measures
03/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: June. These temporary requirements are set out in full in the Health Protection Regulations laid today - Speech Link

5. International Travel
09/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: with a small number of workersexemptions. This action has helped to ensure that the sacrifices of our - Speech Link
2: call during which I helped to impose 14 days’ quarantine on Spain, thereby effectively terminating my - Speech Link
3: capacity to add and remove specific islands from quarantine, while still providing maximum protection to - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
1. Quarantine: Exemptions
asked by: Mark Tami
16/07/2020
... whether (a) aerospace and (b) cybersecurity workers are exempt from quarantining when arriving in the UK if they carry out that work in another country and are returning to the UK.

2. Aerospace Industry: Quarantine
asked by: Christian Matheson
17/06/2020
... if she will publish her assessment of the economic effect on the UK aerospace manufacturing sector of the Government's policy of introducing a 14 day quarantine period for travellers arriving from overseas.

3. Immigration Rules: Skilled Workers
asked by: Lord Green of Deddington
02/12/2020
... by what means they are able to introduce a limit on the number of skilled workers able to come to the UK; what is the nature of any parliamentary approval that would be required; and how long would be required for any such changes to take effect.

4. Offshore Industry: Oil
asked by: Roger Godsiff
22/11/2018
... if he will assess the (a) compatibility of the Oil and Gas Authority's remit to maximise the economic recovery of petroleum from the UK continental shelf with the UK’s decarbonisation commitments as a signatory to the Paris agreement and (b) potential merits of changing that remit to support the winding down of the petroleum industry over the next 30 years.

5. Offshore Industry: Oil
asked by: Roger Godsiff
15/11/2018
... whether (a) the Oil and Gas Authority and (b) his Department carried out an assessment on the potential effect on the climate of the development of the Alligin oil field before granting permission for that field to be developed.

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The Marine and Offshore Oil & Gas industry are taking many measures to ensure their personnel are virus free. If workers in this sector are forced to quarantine after extended periods away from home it could be extremely detrimental to their mental health and wellbeing. We are world leaders in these industries which are fundamental to a strong economy.


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Government Response

The Government keeps border measures and any exemptions under constant review. The Government will lift the restrictions only when the data provided shows it is safe to do so.


The Government keeps border measures and any exemptions under constant review. While DfT are well aware of the impact that the current restrictions have on those that work in the maritime and offshore Oil and Gas Industries, these measures protect both the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines, as they are rolled out at pace across the UK, and the health of UK citizens. The Government follows the advice of its scientists and Public Health England in these matters.

Throughout the pandemic, the Government have implemented measures, informed by the advice received. The detection of new strains of the Covid-19 virus has led to the Government introducing further measures. These measures are considered proportionate to the scale of the pandemic.

The Government continues to assess the impact of restrictions on the maritime sector and connected industries like those of oil and gas. It recognises the important contribution they make to the UK economy. However, any future relaxation of measures will only be possible in line with public health requirements.

On the 22 February, the Prime Minister published his Roadmap for lifting restrictions and confirmed that the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce will report on 12 April recommendations aimed at facilitating travel, while still managing risk from imported cases and variants of concern.

This Government will lift the restrictions only when the data provided shows it is safe to do so.

Department for Transport