Coronavirus advice and support


If you're a seafarer and you're worried about coronavirus, Sailors' Society is here for you. You can find our resources to help you understand and respond to the virus below - scroll down for contact details for our chaplains if you'd like to speak to us directly.

Call our emergency Covid-19 helpline: +1 938 222 8181
or use our Covid-19 chat line:

You can also join our coronavirus seafarer support Facebook group for ongoing advice, support and community.
To visit the page click here.


Download our 'How to cope with coronavirus' podcast here for lots of practical advice for seafarers about how to manage your mental and emotional wellbeing through this crisis. You are more than your fears and anxiety. Please listen and share. Together, we can beat this.

Download our Wellness at Sea relaxation podcast here for some short relaxation exercises.

Download our top ten tips to help you cope with the mental health impact of COVID-19 here: Alongside the practical steps you should take, there are some things you and your crewmates can do to help manage your anxiety during these tough times and to support each other through.

Download a PDF of our tips for travelling to and from countries affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here.

In these uncertain times, it's only natural to feel worried or anxious. Here are some of the questions we've had from seafarers around the world. Click on the links below to find out our advice.

If you are worried about COVID-19, our dedicated helpline is here to help you and your families.

Simply call +1-938-222-8181 or instant chat via


Practise food safety

Health Advice

Protect yourself and others


Sailors’ Society chaplains are available to talk over the phone if you are worried about the virus, if your ship has been affected or you’d like any extra support.

Click here for further advice from the World Health Organisation.

Or here for the IMO information