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Port Health

Preventing the Importation of Diseases to the UK

When vessels arrive within the Port Health Authority's area from abroad Port Health Officers will make arrangements to visit and inspect them.

Masters of vessels are under an obligation to report any illness amongst their crew and the presence of any animals or birds aboard. Any illness amongst crews is investigated and in extreme circumstances ships and their crews would be placed into quarantine to prevent disease entering the country.

All ships undertaking international voyages must have a valid Ship Sanitation Certificate in order to prevent the spread of serious infections across state boundaries and ships must be inspected every six months to ensure that correct certification is held.

Weymouth Port Health Authority is a designated approved port for the issue of these certificates in accordance with the International Health Regulations 2005. Find out how much a certificate costs.

Weymouth Port Health Authority – Notice of Conclusion of 2017/18 Audit

Smaller authorities are required to complete an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for each financial year. The AGAR for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 has been reviewed and concluded by our external auditors. The following documents are now published:

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