The TBCSA has released its revised Tourism Industry Standard Protocols for COVID-19 operations.
These are easy-to-follow guidelines on how to operate in the COVID-19 era and should be implemented and adhered to by all tourism businesses which open for operation under current Level 3 regulations. The protocols will be self-regulated by the industry and cover all types of tourism businesses, large and small.
It is envisaged that the protocols should remain in force for as long as the declaration of a national disaster remains in force.
The protocols are developed as a voluntary and free private-sector self-regulated process that is fully supported by the public sector. To operationalise it, a centralised portal is being developed where all businesses in the sector can register and complete the pledge. Registered businesses will receive a COVID-19-safe logo/certificate to use in their marketing collateral and a mechanism will be created to report non-compliance by those registered businesses.
To further assist the industry, TBCSA will assist SMEs with protocol training and procurement of PPE. We are aware that many offerings are being introduced into the market at the moment and therefore urge members to check that the advice they receive is correct and that pricing is reasonable.
Do bear in mind, however, as mentioned above, that due to the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, the protocols will remain open to review and may be updated from time to time as further information with regards to COVID-19 becomes available.
To download the updated Protocols, please click on rhe link below: