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PIRFO COVID 19 Protocols and Mitigations Training

SPC has organised a one-day online training to the Pacific Island Fisheries Observers to promote public health awareness in response to COVID-19 on fishing vessels. The training was held on 20th July 2021 at 9am – 12 mid-day, Noumea local time. At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of COVID-19 in a rapidly changing environment
  • What is COVID-19 virus (link to why we have variants)
  • What we know about COVID-19
  • Situation across the world and in the Pacific (Shakti)
  • Describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers/observers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home 
  • Prevent and manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a fishing vessel


  1. Training Agenda
  2. Poster Sequence for putting on PPE
  3. Poster-Sequence for removing-PPE
  4. Wash your hands poster-20-40 seconds
  5. Presentations