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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.


Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on April 12. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

• Help for affected businesses, charities and other organisations including the support grants that are available.

• Advice for individuals including the Test and Trace Support payment to help those self-isolating.

• Our customer contact centres have reopened to public on an appointment-only basis. However, please use our online forms, webchat, app and phone number to contact us where possible. Contact us link includes details on how to book an appointment. 

Ship sanitation inspections

(In response to the current Covid-19 situation, officers will be inspecting vessels requiring a Ship Sanitation Certificate. Based on documentary checks and given no health events are identified, a Ship Sanitation ‘Lite’ certificate will be issued and will be valid for three months. Contact  for more information)

Ships that travel internationally require a valid sanitation certificate every six months under World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

A ship sanitation inspection includes an inspection of all areas of the ship assessing all of the controls in place, such as

  • waste management
  • food safety
  • vector control
  • portable water and infection.

Following an inspection, an Environmental Health Officer will issue either a Ship Sanitation Exemption Certificate of Ship Sanitation Control Certificate, which is valid for six months.

How to arrange a ship sanitation inspection?

Inspections are carried out at the request of the ship's master or agent.

If you require a ship sanitation inspection at the Port of Workington or Port of Silloth, telephone or email us at least two working days before the inspection is required.

Before making a request, complete the Declaration of Health form , which must be completed and returned to

Within the declaration form, the following information must be given:

  • vessel name
  • gross tonnage
  • IMO number
  • location
  • estimated date and time of arrival and departure
  • agent contact details.

How much does it cost?

Vessel gross tonnage2020/21 rates2021/22 rates
Up to 1000£100£105
1001 – 3000£135£140
3001 -10,000£205£210
10,001 – 20,000£265£270
20,001 -30,000£340£345
Over 30,000£400£405
Vessels with 50-1000 Persons£400£405
Vessels with 1000 Persons£680£690

Further information can be found at The Association of Port Health Authorities