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Additional Travel Restriction for TCO Workforce

20 March 2020

TCO continues to respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic to secure health and safety of the TCO personnel.

Given the rapid development of events, the declaration of the State of Emergency, as well as the introduction of quarantine in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty, TCO has decided to introduce additional temporary restrictions.

The sole goal of these temporary restrictions is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among Tengiz workforce by minimizing the risk of exposure and ensuring a durable healthy environment among personnel.

Effective March 21st TCO is discontinuing crew change travel for the personnel outside Atyrau oblast until further notice. Exception to this restriction can be made for essential personnel requested to be present at shift for business continuity.

Employees who are presently on rotation will extend their shift beyond normal schedule until further notice. TCO’s fatigue management procedures will be applied to ensure proper rest for such employees.

Personnel who reside in Atyrau oblast may travel for crew change provided they have not travelled outside of Atyrau within the last 14 days and pass temperature pre-screening prior boarding TCO transportation at the crew change points in Atyrau and Kulsary.

Essential personnel requested for business continuity and arriving outside of Atyrau oblast will be required to self-isolate for 14 days and pass temperature pre-screening prior to accessing TCO offices or boarding TCO transportation.

In addition, access to the Tengiz area on private transport will be restricted and personnel is strongly recommended not to travel outside Tengiz during their shift.

Personnel impacted by these restrictions will be compensated in accordance collective agreement and Republic of Kazakhstan Legislation.

TCO’s top priority is the health and safety of the personnel and we expect that all workforce adheres to these restrictions during these challenging times.

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