Trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said it is “continuing to work with the government” on sector-specific guidance for easing the lockdown in the industry.
It comes as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday published a four-phase route map to ease Scotland out of the strict measures in place to tackle the virus, starting next week.
Offshore assets have broadly seen reductions in headcount to fight the spread of Covid-19 and reduced spending, while workers are still faced with quarantine measures prior to mobilising.
HSE director Trevor Stapleton said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s route map, which provides details on how we can look to get people back to work and businesses back in action safely and as quick as if safely possible.
“We continue to work with the government and trade unions on sector-specific guidance, which we hope will provide further support to our workforce, many of whom of course have been working throughout the lockdown to provide the energy and industrial products which power our daily lives.”
The First Minister said yesterday that the Scottish Government has 14 “sectoral work streams” in place to publish guidance for each key sector in the economy.
Ms Sturgeon used the example of the construction sector, with the “green light” being given to the first phases of that industry’s own restart plan, however offshore oil and gas was not mentioned.
The Scottish Government said the NHS Scotland test, trace, isolate and support strategy – known as Test and Protect – will be ready for expansion in all 14 health boards from 28 May.
However OGUK highlighted that there is already provision for testing in Aberdeen for offshore workers.
Mr Stapleton added: “We support the SG’s stance on test and protect but take this opportunity to reiterate our message around the importance to allow the asymptomatic members of our critical workforce access to the UK test centres and in particular Aberdeen Airport, subject always to the caveat that such access must never take priority over NHS front line and care workers.”