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Covid-19 SAFETY

The safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority, at all times, without exception. Every member of our team is committed to looking after the wellbeing of each other and our passengers.

To mitigate the risk of Covid-19, Morris Aviation (Nautilus Aviation, HeliFish & GBR Helicopters) has:

  • Required all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Required all staff to complete the training module as provided by the Australian Government covering the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for Covid-19.
  • Required all staff to follow strict personal hygiene protocols; and MUST NOT attend work if presenting with symptoms of illness.
  • Enhanced cleaning of premises and aircraft with a focus on high contact areas and implemented a range of additional safety measures to create a COVID-SAFE environment for our passengers, commercial clients, visitors, contractors and our team members.

To mitigate the risk of Covid-19, upon arrival at Nautilus Aviation, HeliFish or GBR Helicopters, all visitors:

  • Are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. All passengers 16 and over can prove vaccination status by way of their Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate linked to the Check In Qld or Medicare app or a printed copy of their Covid-19 digital vaccination certificate,  immunisation history statement,  international Covid-19 vaccination certificate or approved medical exemption.
  • Are required to check-in via the Queensland Government (Check in QLD) digital app at Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville and Horn Island bases and the Northern Territory Government (The Territory Check in) digital app at our Darwin bases for Covid-19 contact tracing.
  • Are required to be screened with a non-invasive thermal imagery device to detect body temperature.
  • Are required to practice good respiratory hygiene (including covering both nose/mouth when coughing/ sneezing) and may be asked to leave the premises and seek medical advice if presenting with any symptoms of illness.  Visitors who fall ill in the days before their flight are asked to contact Head Office to reschedule.
  • Are required to practice social distancing, limit their movement within the premises and may be asked to wait outside in order to maintain physical distancing requirements.
  • Are encouraged to use provided hand sanitisers (sanitising wipes are also available).
  • Are encouraged to use contactless payment options.
  • Are offered complementary masks for use (wearing of masks to fly is now mandatory at our QLD bases as per QLD Government).
  • Are informed by signage highlighting Covid-19 approved and required practices.

Morris Aviation’s policies and practices are based on State, Territory and Federal Government advice and regulations and are updated in accordance with the most-up-to date recommendations.  With bases in the Northern Territory and Queensland, Nautilus Aviation follows the guidance provided by Northern Territory Department of Health, Queensland Health and Australian Government Department of Health, and are operating in accordance with both the Northern Territory and Queensland Tourism Industry COVID-SAFE requirements.

For further information, please contact Head Office on info@nautilusaviation.com.au or +61 7 4034 9000.  To view the COVID-SAFE plans of our partnered tour operators, please contact the operator directly.

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