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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tourism employees resensitised about well being and security protocols

MORE than 800 tourism employees have been resensitised concerning the COVID-19 well being and security protocols that have been established for the reopening of the sector in June final yr.

The protocols have been developed in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Well being and Wellness to stop the unfold of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Govt coaching supervisor on the Tourism Product Growth Firm (TPDCo) Ruth Harris instructed JIS Information that, to date, 23 resensitisation classes have been held, most of which have been digital.

“Since December final yr, as a result of the an infection charge saved climbing, we needed to verify that the members in our trade have been adhering to the protocols, so we determined to start out resensitising – simply remind individuals as to what they’re required to do to mitigate the chance,” stated Harris.

The protocols cowl all areas throughout the tourism trade, together with lodging, points of interest, water sports activities, craft outlets, buying, cruise ports, airports, contract carriage, eating places and bars.

Harris stated greater than 26,000 tourism employees have been initially sensitised when the protocols have been first established.

“The method we have now been taking is to succeed in out to these individuals… the entities that participated within the first classes that we had final yr, as a result of a few of them, all their employees weren’t out, so we advocate to them to have only a reminder session,” she added.

She stated that TPDCo will proceed to host these resensitisation classes, which although not as detailed as the primary set, spotlight the details of the protocols.

“It isn’t a one-off. We are also reaching out to particular person entities to encourage them to make their employees obtainable for us to do these classes. So, it should be steady till we attain as many individuals as potential,” stated Harris.

People could go to the TPDCo social media pages to get details about upcoming classes.

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