Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority are currently developing contingency

plans in regards to the impact of COVID-19 (Corona Virus).  This includes

the impact felt by agents and importers.

As agents and importers develop contingency plans for their own businesses

there will naturally be some questions in regards to how Port Health

processes may change in the face of this global pandemic.

Any changes that we agree have to be made in line with central competent

bodies in central government.  If we receive formal notification on any

agreed changes these will be communicated out here on our website.

Making rigid contingency plans is not the best way forward in these

circumstances as we may need to dynamically adapt at short notice.  I

appreciate that this will not assist in developing plans, however we have a

responsibility to ensure that we do not reduce the importance of the checks

we do at the border control post.

When changes are agreed that affect our external customers, we will again

communicate this on our website.  Please refrain from calling the office in

relation to this matter as we work through these issues.

We encourage you to sign up to the email notification system through our

website were we will be able to update you via this tool

Your patience in this matter is appreciated.