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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 - Exercise of Public Rights 2017/18

Smaller authorities are required to provide electors with the opportunity to inspect the accounts and other documents for a period of 30 working days which must include the first 10 working days of July. The 2017/18 financial year Annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statements were approved at a Weymouth Port Health Authority (WPHA) committee meeting held at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council offices, Commercial Road, Weymouth on 1 June 2018 at 2.30pm.

Please note that the Accounting Statement is currently unaudited and is subject to change. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. The period of exercise for the year ended 31 March 2018 is from Monday 18 June to Friday 27 July 2018.

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