In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus on the shipyard site, we are taking various measures. Our aim: to act with foresight, take precautions and ensure the safety of our employees.
We use this site to inform our partners about current developments. From now on, information for our employees can be found in our new Info-Portal.
Main Corona Prevention Measures
You can find our main corona prevention measures in this video and the following document. For more detailled information please have a look at the list below.
Our prevention measures (12.05.2021)
Zone regulations and shift & break times
1. Adjustment of our zone regulations
a. Zone division
- Halls 4, 5 and 6 form a common zone. This zone also includes the pier.
- Within Hall 6, S.709 has been declared as a separate zone. Access to the zone is via the arrows and hatched areas shown on the general plan.
- Work on S.709 to be done from the allowance side can of course be done from there.
- The pipe centre forms its own zone.
- The laser centre forms a zone of its own.
b. Organisation on the pier
- All employees working on the component/vessel located at the pier shall enter the zone through a separate gate at the fence at roundabout gate 1.
- From the zone, workers have the possibility to reach the workshop at the pier.
- Cross-zone workers with the appropriate sticker on their stamp card, will have access via the turnstile at the rear of the Visitor Centre. (for further information - see no. 2)
c. How is the zone affiliation marked? (reminder)
- All workers will continue to receive a sticker for their time card through their manager to indicate zone affiliation.
- The existing stickers for the zones on the time cards remain valid.
- There will be different stickers per zone and shift group.
- Only one zone sticker is allowed per time card. (for further information - see no. 2)
d. How is a permanent zone change organised? (reminder)
- The permanent zone change is currently only possible over a week of night shift as a "rotating shift".
- Alternatively, the zone can be changed with 5 days absence from the yard.
- Permission to change zones is granted exclusively by the responsible managers at MEYER WERFT, from whom the required sticker can also be obtained.
2. Zone affiliation and authorisation to transfer zones
- As a rule, only the managers/construction supervisors of the partner companies are authorised to cross zones.
- Up to now, the entitlement to cross zones has been regulated by various stickers on the stamp cards. These stickers are no longer valid as of calendar week 20 / 2021.
- The new stickers will be specifically issued only to the authorised persons.
- Employees who are entitled to cross the zone will receive an additional sticker to mark the zone to which they belong.
- Partner companies:
- The required stickers for partner companies are to be requested from MEYER PORT 4 by the responsible department heads of MEYER WERFT, stating the required number.
- Authorised employees of the partner companies shall receive brief instructions from the responsible MEYER WERFT manager on the correct behaviour when crossing the zone.
- Shipping companies:
- The required stickers for shipping company representatives are to be requested from MEYER PORT 4 by the responsible project managers, stating the required number.
- The responsible project manager is responsible for the targeted distribution of the stickers and the implementation of a brief instruction on the correct behaviour when crossing the zone.
- The instruction will be carried out by the responsible MEYER WERFT manager. All further information will be provided during the instruction.
- How are the stickers to be affixed?
- The stickers will only be issued to the persons authorised to cross the zone after they have been instructed by the responsible managers.
- Old stickers are to be removed from the card > The red "Corona sticker", which indicates that the employee has already completed the health questionnaire once, remains on the card!
- The new stickers are to be placed directly on the time card (not on the protective cover). Care must be taken to ensure that the name and personnel number remain legible.
3. Shift and break times
Overview of shift times:
Early shift: 04:30 (earliest shift start) to 13:00 (latest shift end)
Late shift / night shift: 14:00 (earliest shift start) to 00:30
(Break in break tent 2)
| 08:00 – 08:30
09:00 – 09:30
| 17:00 – 17:30
18:00 – 18:30
|01:00 – 01:30|
(Break in break tent 2)
|10:00 – 10:30||19:00 – 19:30||02:00 – 02:30|
(Break in break tent 1)
| 09:00 – 09:30
11:00 – 11:30
| 18:00 – 18:30
20:00 – 20:30
| 01:00 – 01:30
03:00 – 03:30
|Zulage Halle 5+6 + Halle 4
(Break in break tent 2)
|11:00 – 11:30||20:00 – 20:30||03:00 – 03:30|
(Break in assigned area)
| 09:00 – 09:30
10:00 – 10:30
| 17:00 – 17:30
18:00 – 18:30
|01:00 – 01:30|
|MW – RZ
(Break in assigned area)
| 07:30 – 08:00
08:30 – 09:00
09:30 – 10:00
| 16:30 – 17:00
17:15 – 17:45
18:15 – 18:45
| 00:30 – 01:00
01:30 – 02:00
- Smoking areas are assigned to the respective zones and can be found on the attached general plan.
- Only smoking areas in the assigned zone may be used.
- Seating in the smoking areas is limited to maintain the minimum distance between people. Appropriate floor markings must be observed.
- The smoking areas on Rheiderlandstraße shall remain closed. Alternatives will be created.
Testing at the shipyard in week 18
a. Please refer to the attachment for an overview of test times in the early shift and in the late shift for each company and thus for the company's employees.
b. Each employee will be tested once a week at the shipyard through this testing procedure.
c. A test slot of 30 minutes is allocated for each company's workers and coordinated with our capacities.
a. Please advise your employees that they must arrive on time at the exact test times stated (in the past, many companies have arrived significantly early or late, causing queues and delays in the process).
b. Night shift staff are not scheduled for on-site testing. Therefore, these employees have to do two self-tests per week.
d. For more information on self-testing, please refer to "Conducting self-tests" ·
Testing will take place in the Visitor Centre.
o Entrance is via an emergency exit inside the yard opposite the break tent for the outside swim section.
o FFP2 maskswithout valves must be worn throughout the shipyard premises for the duration of the tests and the distance regulations must be observed.
o The persons only have to appear for the tests and can then go directly back to their workplace without having to wait 15-20 minutes for the result.
o For this purpose, it is important that a responsible person (e.g. the site manager) is designated at each group/company to whom the paramedics can turn if there is a positive result among the tests after approx. 20 minutes. The responsible person must leave a telephone number with the paramedics at the time of the test, where he or she can be reached at any time.
If there is a positive test result, the responsible person must inform the person who is tested positive that a PCR test must be carried out.
PCR test options: ·
We offer to carry out a PCR test directly on site. For such a test we charge 60 Euros in cash. The result is usually available after 24 hours. ·
Alternative: The person tested positive can contact their family doctor or call 116117. Under certain circumstances, a PCR test can also be organised by the public health department. This option usually takes considerably longer than the alternative mentioned above, but is free of charge.
§ The person tested positive
must leave the shipyard immediately. If a PCR test is carried out in the shipyard, the person must leave the shipyard afterwards.
shall temporarily go into recommended quarantine and
shall await further instructions from the Health Department.
Performance of self-tests
a. Self-testing is to be carried out once a week on all employees of the partner companies. Night shift employees shall conduct 2 self-tests.
b. Our partner companies have the option of procuring the self-tests from us at a charge.
a. One self-test costs 05.00 euros.
b. Please use the following link to enter how many tests you would like to procure for your employees per week. The cost of the tests will be charged to your company.
https://www.lyyti.in/Order_antigen_selftests_9749 c. The minimum order quantity is 6 tests.
The tests are to be collected from the Visitor Centre by the registered person.
d. Each test kit is accompanied by a description of how to perform it.
c. If the partner companies wish to obtain a test elsewhere, they must ensure that they comply with the general standards and are certified.
d. It is important that the tests are properly carried out at each individual's home before starting work.
e. For the self-tests, the attached diary must always be completed and carried with you at all times so that it can be produced on request.
a. Random checks will be carried out.
f. Only go to work if the test shows a negative result.
a. If the test shows a positive result, please contact your supervisor and your GP immediately by telephone.
Alternatively, you can call the medical on-call service on 116 117. Do not go to the yard and avoid contact with other people. Your doctor or the medical on-call service will coordinate the further procedure with you. The Corona-template including the contact persons must be filled in and sent to email@example.com.
Regulations to be observed by incoming employees
- 1. Regulations to be observed by all incoming employees
The company has to register its incoming employees under this link:
At least two business days prior to the entry of the employees, the following document must be completed and uploaded on the registration page. Once enrolled, you will receive an automated email confirming receipt of the enrollment.
- 1. Template (also found in the attachment): list of employee names, date of birth, date of entry, date of departure, home address, and duty-related accommodations.
ii. Your application will be carefully reviewed again. You will receive an official release for this purpose via email at the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
b. A negative Corona test result (PCR test) must be carried directly upon entry by all entering employees listed in the template. The test must not be older than 48 hours at the time of entry.
i. MEYER WERFT will conduct random checks and may ask you to present the negative test result.
c. Registered employees must perform a rapid antigen test daily for the first 10 days after entry. Results must be documented in a test diary (see in the attachment). The tests are divided as follows:
i. Two tests will be performed on site at the visitor center by MEYER WERFT and eight self-tests are to be properly performed independently on the other days before starting work.
ii. On-site testing dates will be provided to you for your incoming employees via the enrollment confirmation.
- d. Another PCR test must be performed on the 5th day after entry.
i. Call 116 117 or visit www.116117.de to find out where you can take a Corona test locally.
ii. Alternatively, a chargeable test, at a cost of €60, can also be carried out at the shipyard site by means of electronic registration. This option is valid until further notice. 1. Payment must be made in cash on site. 2. The test will be carried out in hall 6 in the time slot from 08:00 - 09:00 in the medical station next to the company doctor's office. 3. Registration is required via the following link: https://www.lyyti.in/Schedule_Covid19_Test_4680/de
- a. Note: Individuals who arrive at the testing area without an appointment will be turned away.
- 4. Employees must have the Lyyti registration confirmation with them and show it to the paramedic.
- e. Entry to the yard will not be permitted in the presence of corona / cold symptoms.f. During the entire period of the first 10 days, FFP2 mask shall be worn by the registered employees within the scope of the applicable mask requirement on the shipyard premises.g. Registration via www.einreiseanmeldung.de is still required. 2. To whom do the regulations defined under number 1 apply?
- Basically, the regulations apply to every employee entering the shipyard premises of MEYER WERFT. When registering your employees, we distinguish between the following four cases of the Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance. (This also includes § 1 para. 7 no. 2 a of the Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance). These cases are to be assigned to each employee in the template. ·
- Case 1: o Paragraph 7 No. 4 NDS-Q-VO: § Employees who travel to Lower Saxony for up to five days on an absolutely necessary and unpostponable business-related basis and work at MEYER WERFT. ·
- Case 2: o Paragraph 7 a NDS-Q-VO: § Employees with a place of residence and employment in Lower Saxony who are returning to Lower Saxony from a visit to first-degree relatives, spouse, partner or cohabitant abroad in order to resume their work. ·
- Case 3: o Paragraph 9 NDS-Q-VO: § Employees for whom a deviating individual case decision has been approved by the responsible health authority. § Note: In this case, too, it is mandatory to comply with the regulations mentioned under 1. if an activity is to be taken up at MEYER WERFT. ·
- Case 4 o Employees who, after entering the country, take up employment for more than 5 days on the shipyard premises of MEYER WERFT and / or are to be assigned to paragraph 8 no.3 NDS-Q-VO: § Employees who enter the Federal territory for the purpose of taking up employment for at least three weeks, if at the place of their accommodation and their activity in the first 14 days after their entry, group-related operational hygiene measures and precautions to avoid contact outside the working group are taken, which are comparable to segregation according to paragraph 1, and they are only permitted to leave the accommodation to carry out their activity.
- 3. Option: Facilitated work entry for incoming employees who have their official accommodation in Emsland and are subject to quarantine obligations after their entrya. With a separate agreement, all arriving employees from day 5 onwards, for whom case 4 applies, who have their official accommodation in the district of Emsland, have the possibility to start work on the shipyard premises of MEYER WERFT immediately after entry, irrespective of the period of activity, provided that the regulations from the attached document are observed and complied with by the partner companies.
i. Attached document: "Agreement to facilitate the start of work on the premises of MEYER WERFT GmbH_29.04.2021_V4 ". 1. The document contains regulations regarding domestic and work quarantine.
ii. This document can also be found with further information in the Lyyti link at. https://www.lyyti.in/Registration_of_entering_employees
- b. By means of the Lyyti application, you have the option to sign and upload the attached document. By doing so, you confirm the compliance of your enrolled employees with the provisions of the document.
- Further notes: All of the above regulations do not apply to those persons, among others, 1. Who have a fully completed vaccination against the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 with a vaccine approved in the European Union at least 15 days prior to entry.
a. The yellow vaccination certificate from the WHO or a comparable certificate proving this vaccination must be carried and shown upon entry.
b. These persons are exempt from the quarantine regulation.
- 2. who enter Lower Saxony as border commuters.
- 3. who enter from the Netherlands and stay in Lower Saxony for less than 24 hours.
- 4. who enter from a virus variant area. A 14-day quarantine obligation applies to persons entering from virus variant areas.
- Short summary:
Which forms are to be uploaded? Quarantine Start work on day 1 after entry Regulations under number 1 Case 1 Template Recommended Possible Mandatory Case 2 Template Recommended Possible Mandatory Case 3 + 4 Accommodation in other district Template
approval of the health authority to carry out work quarantine.
approved hygiene concept
Mandatory Possible, provided there is a permit from the competent health authority. Mandatory FALL 4 Accommodation in the district of Emsland Template
agreement with MEYER WERFT (see no. 3), if desired.
Mandatory Possible, provided that facilitated employment is agreed upon. (See No. 3) Mandatory
Separate zones S.709 and S.705
- Beginning in Week 17, S.709 and S.705 will be divided as separate zones.
- The S. 705 floating section at the equipment pier will also be part of the blue zone.
- The green zone stickers for zone S. 709 can be obtained from your responsible Meyer Werft site supervisors.
- Please allocate your employees to one of the two zones.
- Zone changes are only possible after a week's absence or a week's work on the night shift.
- Only one zone sticker is allowed per shipyard pass.
- Random control of zone stickers will be conducted within the zones as of 29.04.2021.
- From week 17 onwards, there will be an additional entrance (see photo attached) in the fence at the traffic circle in front of the visitors' center (as already at S. 713) for the employees who are mainly deployed on the floating part of S. 705; furthermore, a separate break tent will be provided in this area.
- Violations will result in yard bans.
Antigen testing concept
Current testing strategy
Three tests per employee per week are to be conducted at all times. Tomorrow the registered companies will be informed about the exact test times and further information for week 17. At the end of week 17 the companies will receive the information about the testing schedule in week 18. 1. On-site testing (1 x per week per employee) We ask you again to inform us about the exact deployment of your employees via the link for the upcoming calendar weeks:
Calendar week 17 by today, Thursday 22.04.2021 at the latest.b. Calendar week 18 by Wednesday 28.04.2021 at the latest. Note: From week 18 onwards, 7.00 Euro per test will be charged.
Self-tests (2 x per week per employee)
In calendar week 17, the self-tests will be handed out at the on-site testing.
For the self-tests, the attached diary must always be completed and carried with you at all times so that it can be shown upon request.
Random checks will be conducted.
The regulations from week 18 onwards can be found in the e-mail sent yesterday.
Antigen testing concept from week 15
- 1. Testing at the shipyard
- a. Registration of your employees
- In order to be able to schedule the companies for the on-site tests, we have started a survey for calendar weeks 15 and 16, in which you were obliged to notify us of the deployment planning of your employees at the shipyard for this period.
Until tomorrow, Thursday 15.04.2021, it is still possible to register via the link https://www.lyyti.fi/preview/ABC_0910 for calendar week 16. These companies will receive information on the test times for week 16 on Friday 16.04.2021 at the latest.
If you employ another company (subcontractor), please inform the companies working on your behalf about the required registration so that all employees are included in the test planning.If you register your subcontractors yourself, please write "Sub" and the name of your own company or register the employees of the company directly under the name of the subcontractor.
b. Scheduling of workers and testing times
After the on-site testing, we will hand out the self-tests to your employees (see below for more information - "Carrying out self-tests ").Early shift workers are scheduled for testing at 12 noon after their shift.
Late shift workers are scheduled for testing at 1pm before your shift.
The night shift workers are not scheduled for on-site testing.However, night shift staff are required to obtain self-tests in the test tent after their night shift no later than 05:00am.
Since no on-site testing will be conducted, 3 self-tests will be handed out for the employees.
c. Further instructions for onsite testing:
Testing will take place in the break tent in front of Hall 6.
FFP2 masks without valves are to be worn throughout the shipyard premises for the duration of the tests and the distance regulation is to be observed.
The persons only have to appear for the tests and can then go straight back to their workplace without having to wait 15-20 minutes for the results.
For this purpose, it is important that a responsible person (e.g. the site manager) is designated at each group/company to whom the paramedics can turn if there is a positive result among the tests after approx. 20 minutes. The responsible person must leave a telephone number with the paramedics at the time of the test, where he or she can be reached at any time.
If there is a positive test result, the responsible person must inform the person who tested positive that a PCR test must be carried out.PCR test options: We offer to carry out a PCR test directly on site. For such a test we charge 60 Euros in cash. The result is usually available after 24 hours.
Alternative: The person who has tested positive can contact their family doctor or call 116117. Under certain circumstances, a PCR test can also be organised by the public health department. This option usually takes considerably longer than the alternative mentioned above, but is free of charge.
The person tested positive must leave the shipyard immediately. If a PCR test is carried out in the shipyard, the person must leave the shipyard afterwards.
shall temporarily go into recommended quarantine and
shall await further instructions from the Health Department.
- In order to be able to schedule the companies for the on-site tests, we have started a survey for calendar weeks 15 and 16, in which you were obliged to notify us of the deployment planning of your employees at the shipyard for this period.
2. Conduct of self-tests
- Self-tests are to be carried out twice a week on all employees of the partner companies. (Night shift workers will be given 3 self-tests)
- These self-tests will be given to you during your assigned test appointment at the yard in the test tent and are free of charge.
- Each test kit is accompanied by a description of how to perform it.
- It is important that the tests are carried out properly at each individual's home before starting work. Below you can find an example.
- New self-tests, for the following week, will be issued at the new test date on site on presentation of the old tests.
i. The self-tests carried out (only the test strip without packaging and other accessories) must be brought to the new test appointment on site in a transparent plastic bag -> "old against new".
ii. This is to check that the tests have been carried out correctly.
- For the self-tests, the attached diary must always be completed and carried with you at all times so that it can be shown on request.
i. Random checks will be carried out.
ii. The test diary must contain complete documentation for the last 14 days.
iii. Both negative and positive test results shall be recorded in the test diary.
- Only go to work if the test shows a negative result.
i. If the test shows a positive result, please contact your supervisor and your GP immediately by telephone.
Alternatively, you can call the medical on-call service on 116 117. Do not go on the way to the shipyard and avoid contact with other people. Your doctor or the medical on-call service will coordinate the further procedure with you. The Corona-template including the contact persons must be filled in and sent to email@example.com.
Further notes on the test strategy:
- a. In the event of non-compliance with the test times or collection of the self-tests
- In principle, every employee of your company who works on the MEYER WERFT shipyard premises during the week must appear at the specified test times in order to also collect the self-tests.
- If an employee of your company cannot comply with the specified testing time in the respective week because he/she is not working on that day, the company is responsible for ensuring otherwise that only negatively tested employees enter the shipyard premises.
- Accordingly, partner companies should also provide appropriately certified self-tests to their own employees.
- The test diary must always be completed for these tests as well.
- Violations of the shipyard regulations will result with a shipyard ban.
Cancellation of the 6-hour regulation
As of 04/25/2021, companies will again have the option to work longer than 6 hours.
If a 6-hour working time is exceeded, a break is required by law.
The tent in front of Hall 6 and another tent in front of the outdoor swimming section S.705 will again be available for breaks (testing will be conducted in the Visitor Center in the future).
Access requirements and break times for the outside swimming section S.705 will be communicated later on.
Shift times for the early, late and night shifts are the same times as before the 6 hour rule. These can be found below.
|Frühschicht(Early Shift)||Spätschicht(Late Shift)||Nachtschicht(Night Shift)|
|MO - FR||04:30 h – 13:00 h||14:00 h – 00:30 h|
|S.709||09:00 – 09:30||18:00 – 18:30||01:00 – 01:30|
|S.705||10:00 – 10:30||19:00 – 19:30||02:00 – 02:30|
|Halle 4 (Hall 4)+ Zulagen Halle 5 + 6(Additions Hall 5 + 6)||11:00 - 11:30||20:00 – 20:30||03:00 – 03:30|
|Logistik (Logistics)||• Logistik-Mitarbeiter auf den Zulagen und in Halle 4 machen gemeinsam mit den Zulagen + Halle 4 Pause (Logistics employees assigned to additions and hall 4 take a break together with additions + hall 4 employees) • Logistik-Mitarbeiter, die den KTR zugeordnet sind, machen gemeinsam mit den Mitarbeitern der KTR Pause (Logistics employees assigned to the cost units take a break together with the cost unit employees)|
Obligation to wear the mouth/nose cover
In closed rooms, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose mask is still valid in general. If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained or if less than 10 m² of space per person is available, employees are required to wear medical masks or FFP2 masks according to SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation § 3, which must be provided by you as the employer.
If an employee is unable to comply with the distance requirement of 1.5 meters outdoors, or is only temporarily unable to comply with the distance requirement, the employee must wear a mouth-nose covering (everyday mask, medical mask or FFP2 mask). Masks are required at the gates when entering or leaving the shipyard premises. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, at least one medical mask must be worn. However, we strongly recommend the use of FFP-2 masks.
Urgent recommendation to wear FFP2 masks
We strongly recommend to wear FFP2 masks without valve only. They not only protect other people, but also offer significantly better self-protection. Another advantage: In principle, the health authorities do not assess a person as a contact person if he or she has worn an FFP2 mask throughout the encounter with an infected person. However, many factors play a role in the evaluation, which can lead to being a contact person even under this compliance, if there was contact with the infected person (distance, room size...)
Notice: FFP2 masks must always be worn if a person works in more than one zone, which is only permitted in exceptional cases. FFP-2 masks with a valve are not permitted, as exhaled aerosols are released into the ambient air through the valve. o The FFP2 masks must be certified.
Mandatory use of masks in vehicles
Employees who travel to the workplace in a vehicle together with other persons (e.g. from the same accommodation) are obliged to wear a mouth/nose covering (medical mask, FFP 2 mask), as the distance regulation cannot be observed in the vehicles. Violations of this regulation will result in consequences such as yard bans. This regulation and further information on the mask regulation can be found in the Lower Saxony Corona Regulation in § 3.
This overview shows which masks are to be worn in which situations (obligation to wear) and what protection the masks offer.
Violations of the mask requirement occur frequently, especially during shipyard access at the gates. The shipyard security will punish violations.
Annulation of the facilitated admission to work
Since the end of December 2020, incoming workers had the possibility via the Facilitated Start of Work, through registration with an agreement to start work in compliance with a work quarantine immediately after entering the country from a risk area (excluding high incidence and virus variant areas). This applied exclusively to employees who had accommodation in the Emsland district during the period of work at the shipyard.
This possibility will no longer exist until further notice.
This means that the incoming employees must now strictly adhere to the regulations of the currently valid Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance. These include the following regulations to be observed:
- Employees entering the country who have stayed in a risk area within the last 14 days are required to comply with the regulations of the Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance.
- The quarantine period after entry is 14 days.
- A free test/separation from quarantine after 5 days at the earliest is only possible for persons who do not come from a high incidence area or virus variant area.
- The list of these countries and all other risk areas is always updated on the following website: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html
- According to the will of the legislator, exceptions and exemptions are only possible within very narrow limits by agreement with the health authority.
- For all entrants from risk areas, registration via www.einreiseanmeldung.de is always mandatory.
Increase testing at the shipyard site
In order to break further chains of infection, we will increase regular testing to protect health and also on the recommendation of the Health Department. It is important that we get a better overview also of possible hidden infections in order to isolate them immediately and prevent further infections.
We will therefore test the affected partner companies with the people currently employed at the shipyard with an antigen test in a specified time window starting next Monday. A plan is currently being drawn up for when and on which day which company will be tested.
You will receive an e-mail in which we will inform you of the relevant dates. Companies that have not been contacted are therefore not yet assigned for a time slot.
Please note the following information:
- Where will the tests take place? The tests will take place in the break tent in front of Hall 6. (See attached the location “Standort Testzelt”)
- When will the tests take place? Companies have the option of being tested during the early and late shifts. The times will then be announced in the follow-up communication.
- FFP2 masks without a valve are to be worn throughout the shipyard area and distance regulations are to be followed.
- People only have to show up for the tests and can then go straight back to their workplace without having to wait 15-20 minutes for the results.
- For this purpose, it is important that a responsible person (e.g. the site manager) is designated for each group/company, whom the paramedics can contact if a positive result is obtained among the tests after approx. 20 minutes. The responsible person must leave a telephone number with the paramedics at the time of the test, where he/she can be reached at any time.
- If there is a positive test result, the person in charge must inform the person who tested positive that a PCR test must be performed.
- PCR Test Options:
We offer to perform a PCR test directly on site. For such a test we charge 60 Euro in cash. The result is usually available after 24 hours.
Alternative: The person tested positive can contact their family doctor or call 116117. Under certain circumstances, a PCR test can also be organized by the public health department. This option usually takes considerably longer than the above alternative, but is free of charge.
The person tested positive has to leave the shipyard immediately, unless a PCR test will be done at the shipyard (then leaving after the PCR test is necessary),shall temporarily go into recommended quarantine andshall await further instructions from the Health Department.
Order of the district Emsland
Here you will find the currently valid general order of the district of Emsland to order a regional exit restriction, to order restrictions on retail and school operations and to regulate recreational sports for the area of the city of Papenburg (only available in German). We hereby draw your attention to the most important points:
- Staying outside of one's own home or other accommodation in the period from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. of the following day is only permitted if the following valid reasons exist: Exercise of professional and official activities, including professional, official or academic training that cannot be postponed, as well as the participation of volunteers in exercises and operations of the fire department, disaster control and rescue service.
- This general order is limited in time up to and including 11.04.2021 24:00 hours and is effective immediately.
- Employees on the night shift do not need an employer's certificate when they leave for work or travel home from work. Only the shipyard ID card as well as the ID card must be carried. In addition, the shortest route to work without detours must be chosen.
Reporting of corona / suspected cases
In view of the current situation with the Corona virus and virus mutations, immediate notification of suspected cases, infected persons and their contacts is imperative in order to break the chains of infection immediately.
The notification with the attached information in the new Excel template (Template Corona Information) should be sent to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees, of the mentioned cases below are not allowed to enter the shipyard.
The following cases are to be reported:
- 1. Confirmed Corona - infection in a person.
- 2. Contact persons of the infected person (from 5 minutes of contact)
- 3.Persons with Corona symptoms (still waiting for a Corona test result)
- 4. Contact persons of the person with corona symptoms (who is still waiting for a corona test result) (from 5 minutes of contact)
- 5. Contact persons of a person with a positive antigen test. (from 5 minutes of contact)
Marking of vehicles with company name
Vehicles which are on the shipyard premises of MEYER WERFT must in the future be clearly marked with the name of the company where the occupants of the vehicle are employed. For this purpose, for example, a sign must be attached to the vehicle (e.g. on the window) with the name of the company, if the vehicle does not yet have a proper marking.
Von einer gemeinsamen Beförderung mit Personen aus verschieden Unterkünften ist abzusehen.
Maintain contact lists from 5-minute contact
Daily maintenance of contact lists remains mandatory for all employees. Only by quickly breaking the chains of infection can further spread of the coronavirus and other variants be prevented.
From now on, every encounter with one or more persons over a period of 5 minutes per day must be recorded in the contact lists - regardless of whether a mask was worn or the size of the room in which the persons were present.
We ask that you use the electronic solution to record the lists (www.lyyti.fi/reg/meyer-contact). Alternatively, the forms can be used for manual contact entry (Download german version, Download english version).
Close the changing areas in the recreation rooms
The recreation rooms on the shipyard premises will be closed for our partner companies. This measure is important because the changing areas lead to a gathering of people from different areas.
- Up to and including Tuesday 16.02.2021, employees will have the opportunity to vacate the lockers.
- Thus, there will be no locker rent due.
- As of Wednesday 17.02.2021, the areas and lockers will be closed.
- For employees who have not yet had the opportunity to clear the lockers then, the following telephone numbers are to be contacted to have the lockers opened: During the day: +49 4961 81 5666, In the evening / at night: +49 4961 81 6751
Forming fixed work groups
If employees work together with other persons, these work groups are to be strictly maintained. Mixing with other teams is not permitted. Care must also be taken in the accommodation to prevent contact with other work groups.
Transport ban from virus variant areas
Carriers who transport persons in cross-border rail, bus, ship or air transport are obliged to refrain from transporting persons from virus variant areas into the Federal Republic of Germany.
The list of these countries and all other risk areas is constantly updated and can be found on the following website: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html
Further exceptions and information on all entry regulations can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the website of the Federal Ministry of Health, and the website of the Federal Foreign Office, among others:
Performance of Corona (PCR) tests
Two categories of registered employees must be distinguished when performing corona (PCR) tests on the shipyard premises. This and further information can be found in this file.
- Category 1: Free testing from quarantine after entry from risk area (according to Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance)
- Category 2: Free testing from working quarantine (according to agreement between MEYER WERFT and partner company).
- Notes:The tests may only be performed as so-called "free testing" from quarantine. Immediate testing directly after entry is not possible at the shipyard premises.Free testing means that the persons who have already brought a negative test result from the risk area or have tested in Germany directly after entry and would like to be tested again 5 days after entry and are thus "free tested" after receiving a negative test result from quarantine. The quarantine is therefore lifted. The tests are subject to a fee and NOT „free“ of charge.A handout will be given to the registered employees, which contains further information.
You can find out where you can take a Corona test locally by calling 116 117 or on the internet at www.116117.de. When entering Germany, you will also find test centres at airports and at the ports.
Access for employees of partner companies
Three different categories of access for employees of partner companies are described in this file. The instructions must be followed at all times.
- Category 1: Employee does NOT come from a risk area
- Category 2: Employee comes from a risk area and has completed quarantine (according to Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance)
- Category 3: Employee comes from a risk area and an agreement has been made with MEYER WERFT by the responsible partner company to facilitate the start of work.
Accommodation in apartments
New Health Questionnaire
The new questionnaire has to be filled in by employees who enter the shipyard for the first time as of today, 09.11.2020.
The current version of the questionnaire can always be found on the homepage of our website.
The questionnair was updated accordingly to the entry conditions according to the Lower Saxony Corona Regulation. From now on we will refer completely to the official risk areas of the Robert Koch Institute (https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html).
- Accordingly, the entire country is no longer considered a risk area if only individual regions are designated as risk areas in that country.
- Classification as a risk area is made after joint analysis and decision by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Homeland.
- All persons entering the country who have stayed in a risk area within the last 14 days are obliged to report to the responsible German health authority when entering Germany. This is also asked in our questionnaire.
- Provided that the health authority confirms to the entering employees that they are allowed to stay in Germany and do not have to go into quarantine / isolation, the shipyard access will be granted with the corresponding information on the questionnaire.
- Every employee is responsible for following the regulations of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance and the regulations of the legal ordinances of the Federal Republic of Germany and to comply with the instructions of the corresponding authorities.
- Furthermore, we ask you to point out to all employees that after visiting a risk area it is absolutely necessary to fill out the questionnaire again.
- Further information: In case an employee from your company, who has a shipyard pass, has been in quarantine and is allowed to enter the shipyard again afterwards, this employee must also collect a visitor's pass at gate 3 for the first day. The shipyard pass is activated for the shipyard entrance, but this will not work for the first day, e.g. when entering the ship.
In order to avoid encounter traffic during shift changes, there is now an hour between the early shift and the late shift. An overview can be found here. This means that...
- the workers from the early shift must leave the shipyard immediately after the end of their shift.
- the workers for the late shift may enter the shipyard at 13:30 at the earliest.
- Note:The gatekeepers will check these times and dismiss employees who do not comply with the times.
- The known break times continue to apply.
- This table shows an overview for the early and late shift. If employees are to be assigned to a night shift,this has to be coordinated with the responsible manager of MEYER WERFT.
Regulations for using lifts
The Alimak lifts located in the halls are again open for passenger transport. The following rules must be observed:
- Maximum 5 persons in one cabin
- Masks are mandatory in the cabin
- Passenger transport only in upward direction, no passenger transport in downward direction
- To maintain the necessary distance between people, markings are placed in the cabins · The length of the queue is limited by a marker. Queuing beyond this limit is not allowed. Please continue to use the stairs if the queue is too long.
The elevators in office buildings are available only for persons with physical disabilities or for the transport of materials.
New zone stickers for access cards
As of next Monday 14.09.2020 a new simplified zoning system will apply to all employees working on the MEYER WERFT premises. Already since April each employee has been assigned to a zone and is obliged to stay only within this zone. In this way we ensure that the persons in a zone only have contact with each other.
New zone stickers for access cards In the meantime, the processes on the shipyard have been very well established. Due to the different shifts, we have been able to reduce the number of employees working within a zone at the same time.
The following regulations must be observed:
- Every employee needs a new zone sticker beginning on Monday 14.09.2020.
- In order to simplify work in some areas, the following zones will be combined into one common zone (overview attached):
- Zone Hall 4 + 5 and Zone Hall 6
- Zone Human Resources and Zone Administration + Technology Centre + Hall 5 T2 offices (IT)
- The stickers are distributed by the respective managers of the zones. When issuing the stickers, the managers make sure that only ONE zone sticker is present on each access card.
- The partner companies are obliged to register their employees at least 24 hours in advance with the responsible Head of Group of MEYER WERFT. The respective Head of Group will then hand over the required stickers to the supervisor of the partner company.
- The employee is obliged to obtain the sticker within one hour from his supervisor. If the employee is checked after this hour and cannot show a zone sticker, he has to expect labour law consequences up to a ban from the shipyard.
- Employees must therefore wear their access card in a clearly visible place and show it at the gates as usual.
- Note: Random checks of this regulation are carried out. In the event of violations, we reserve the right to issue an immediate ban on shipyard.
The known zone rules remain valid:
- Shipyard access: Each zone is assigned to a gate. Please use the assigned gate for entering and leaving the premises.
- Transition between zones: Changing zones is prohibited. Employees must report to their supervisor if this is absolutely necessary.
- Working hours: Each zone is linked to specific working hours to ensure that employees in a zone do not encounter other employees.
- The shift assignments remain in place and are an essential part of the protection concept and thus contribute to the prevention of the risk of infection.
No longer closing times in smoking areas
Since the organizational processes and the number of employees at the shipyard have now been consolidated in the course of our zone concept, it is possible for us to lift the curfews in the smoking zones again.
In this way, we achieve a further equalization of use and can thus prevent crowding even better. The spacing rules and maximum capacities in the smoking zones will of course continue to apply and will be monitored as before.
Should there be any difficulties with implementation, we reserve the right to reintroduce the original closing times.We are working with all our might to ensure a safe working environment for everyone working on the shipyard premises. To do this, we rely on the support of each and every one of you. We all have a responsibility to protect each other. It is absolutely essential to maintain an adequate safety distance of at least 1.50 m - even in the open air and in smoking areas. Unfortunately, this rule was not observed without control.
In each smoking area there is a notice indicating the maximum number of people. Violations of the distance rule and the smoking ban on the shipyard outside marked zones will be prosecuted and strictly punished:
- Employees of partner companies: 5 working days shipyard ban.
- MEYER Group employees: any violation will be investigated under labor law and result in disciplinary action.
Corona warning app
Since 17.06.2020 it is possible to use the Corona-Warn App to determine contact with infected persons more quickly and easily and to determine the risk of infection.
We hereby expressly recommend all persons employed at the shipyard to install this app and to pass on this recommendation to all persons in their environment in order to further reduce the risk of the Corona virus spreading. More detailed information can also be found in various languages on the website of the Federal Government: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/corona-warn-app
Starting up the vending machines
The vending machines for cold drinks will be gradually put back into operation at monday, 6th of July. The following rules apply:
- In any queues that may form a minimum distance of 1.5 to 2 metres from other people must be kept.
- The consumption of beverages in the area around the vending machines is prohibited.
- It is also forbidden to form crowds of people to consume the drinks together.
If the rules are not observed, the vending machines will be taken out of operation again.
Procedure in case of suspected corona infection and confirmed corona infection
Here you will find a detailed description of how to behave if a person from your company who is employed at the shipyard is suspected of having a corona infection or has a confirmed corona infection.
We ask you to instruct the employees of your company again on this procedure and, if necessary, to display the documents in the appropriate accommodation.
Usage of parking space
- We informed last week that employees who drive vans (such as transporters, minibuses, etc.) with more than two occupants are only allowed to park in the gravel parking lot on Rheiderlandstraße and on the headland at gate 3.
- Currently, however, the forest parking lot on the opposite side of Rheiderlandstraße, where the road must be crossed directly, is also used. We would like to point out that the use of the forest parking lot is to be stopped, since crossing the street is very dangerous. This regulation will be controlled from now on. By means of the pedestrian bridge from the gravel parking lot and parking at the headland at gate 3, employees can reach the gate via a safe path. An overview can be found in the appendix (Parking_Parking Lots)
- The stopping of vehicles with several people at the gates is still prohibited. Any violation of this regulation will be punished with a ban on shipyard premises.
Access to the shipyard
Access via Gate 5
Due to reconstruction measures, access via Gate 1 and Gate 2 will no longer be possible for employees of partner companies beginning on 30.11.2020 (CW 49).
Partner companies can only enter the shipyard via Gate 5 (formerly Gate 3).
Driving ordinance at the truck gate
In the course of the updated risk analysis of the port authority, the access roads to MEYER WERFT as a port facility will be more strictly regulated in addition to the new version of the security plan. For this purpose, access regulations (“Zufahrtsordnung_Driving Ordinance”) have been drawn up, which, among other things, prescribe instructions for suppliers entering at the truck gate (gate 4). By entering the premises of MEYER WERFT the suppliers commit themselves to behave according to the access regulations. This comes into force on 01.12.2020
Cyclists of the early and late shift zone Hall 4+5
From now on, cyclists of the early and late shift zone Hall 4+5 from Weener can also use Gate 1 to enter the shipyard. Please note that this regulation applies exclusively to cyclists. For walkers in the zone Hall 4 + 5, Gate 5 (formerly gate 3) continue to be valid as entrance and exit.
All start and end times including the list of which gate is to be used can be found in this updated flyer.
Registration times for workers by zones
Registration of new employees from partner companies must now be done for a specific zone. The schedule below specifies when employees of which zone can hand in their documents and watch the safety film. In this way, we prevent contact between employees of different zones before they even enter the yard. Stick to the schedule and only order employees from partner companies to sign in at the time that matches the zone.
|Site office/ IT||10:30|
Reporting system for disinfectant dispensers
All disinfectant dispensers on the shipyard are marked with a number. This makes it easier to report damaged or empty dispensers to our Corona hotline or to the info points on the shipyard.
Daily preventive measures
The following apply to everyone: everyone can contribute to their own protection and the protection of all colleagues by acting responsibly:
- Keep your distance: keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other people as a precaution.
- Washing and disinfecting hands regularly
→ There are currently delivery problems with disinfectants, even though we have already taken various measures and, for example, had MEYER TURKU fly in disinfectants. It may therefore happen that disinfectant dispensers cannot be refilled. Please make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap for at least 30 seconds.
- Coughing and sneezing (coughing/sneezing into the crook of your arm)
- Refrain from physical contact such as shaking hands
- Avoids contact with people suffering from respiratory diseases
Our canteens are closed until further notice.
Contact doctor by phone
If you have cold symptoms, please do not introduce yourself personally to our company doctor. Please contact her or your family doctor by telephone.