The intent and purpose of this protocol (offshore and onshore) is to:
- keep the oil and gas industry workforce safe and healthy,
- to ensure that the oil and gas industry does not adversely impact the health of regions and communities it operates in and does not undermine public health efforts, and
- to maintain operations, business continuity and production for the benefit of the Australia’s energy and fuel security, the industry, workers, and communities in which they operate.
The protocol has been developed by the Australian oil and gas industry to inform Governments of industry protocols in place to protect workers and the community.
The protocol is intended to reinforce and operate concurrently with the public health arrangements as they are put in place by Australian state Governments to manage and address the impacts of COVID-10 including restrictions on borders or movement.