To answer your point 1/ an example below of terms in place with a major independant O&G operator involved in Africa:
CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) ADVISORY – APPLICABLE PERSONNEL CHARGE FOR THE QUARANTINE
Kindly recall the communication issued by the Regulator announcing various measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Refer also to our last Medical Advisory wherein COMPANY
introduced a mandatory Quarantine Period prior to any trip to offshore locations, so as to safeguard the health and safety of COMPANY Staff and Service Providers’ employees working in such locations.
As a responsible International Energy Company, COMPANY is funding various measures aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to providing accommodation, feeding and logistics support to Service Providers’ employees during their quarantine period. In addition, COMPANY is committed to ensure that Service Providers’ employees who are mobilized for duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to receive net remuneration not less than their usual office rate, in accordance with their respective employment contracts.
In line with the above commitment, COMPANY has approved the payment of a discretionary personnel charge applicable to Service Providers’ personnel during their quarantine period. The discretionary Day Rate for Quarantine Period shall apply as follows;
1. Personnel charge: For each day a Service Provider’s personnel is on quarantine, COMPANY shall accept
a personnel charge (Day Rate for Quarantine Period), equivalent to 50% of the operational day rate.
2. Accommodation and feeding: COMPANY shall endeavor to provide suitable accommodation and feeding to Service Providers’ personnel during the quarantine period. Nevertheless, COMPANY may on a discretionary basis, allow Service Providers to make arrangements for their own quarantine facilities, subject to overall supervision by COMPANY.
In situations where the quarantine facility is under the control of the Service Provider, COMPANY shall reimburse the cost of accommodation and feeding in line with COMPANY-approved benchmark.
In view of the above, Service Providers are henceforth required to attach to their invoices, details of the net remuneration paid to their employees during their quarantine period.