Message to our Regulated Industry
Air Safety Support International (ASSI) understands that the continued spread of Coronavirus and its variants is concerning for the industry and travellers in the UK Overseas Territories. It continues to disrupt business and flying operations. We are actively managing the situation to ensure the ongoing safety of aviation and to support industry’s return to normal activities. To protect the health, wellbeing and safety of ASSI staff members, and to continue to deliver our core regulatory services, the vast majority of our staff are working remotely. These measures have been introduced following advice from the UK Government and to reduce the likelihood of a number of staff becoming unavailable at once.
It is clear that now and in the foreseeable future we will need to adjust our approach to surveillance in order to support you. We will work as closely as possible with you during this challenging time to ensure aviation safety and security standards are maintained.
Travel restrictions and other health measures mean that some surveillance cannot be done in the usual way. This does not mean that surveillance stops, regulatory assurance will be gathered in other ways. For example, increased teleconferences, surveys and online audits and where possible on site audits. The increased cooperation from you and your time to do this is appreciated.
ICAO COVID-19 Recovery
ICAO has developed this COVID-19 Recovery Platform to collate the forecasts, guidance, tools, and resources.
Find out more about the COVID-19 situation in the NAM/CAR Regions.
The original report with principles, recommendations and more.
An update with an additional 3 recommendations to Phase I, updated guidance and a revised way forward.
An update with amendments to two CART Phase II recommendations and an additional six recommendations. Plus, revised guidance.
This revised guidance has been issued by ICAO to inform States about public health risk management strategies to reduce the probability of translocation of COVID-19 from one region to another. Updated March 2021 this now accounts for virus variants, vaccines and new tools to combat COVID-19.
(Second Edition 2021)
Human Factors and COVID-19
Download the "Human Factors and COVID-19, Things to Think About" leaflet for guidance on the effects of COVID-19 on human factors.
Extension of validity periods and interim measures
In response to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, ASSI has published the following information: