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Covid-19 risk assessment scale issued for tourism enterprises

Update: April, 24/2020 - 19:30

 

Front desk officers at a hotel in HCM City are asked to wear face masks. VNA/VNS Photo

 

HCM CITY — The HCM City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Disease Prevention and Control on Thursday issued a set of evaluation indicators for Covid-19 risk assessment at tourism and travel enterprises.

Travel enterprises, tourist sites, hotels and lodging facilities such as homestays and Airbnb are required to follow the evaluation indicators to resume operation, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.

The evaluation indicators for assessment of COVID-19 infection risk at lodging facilities are based on 10 factors, including health declarations of guests, checks of health and training workers on infection prevention, availability of hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray, ratio of workers and guests wearing facemasks, temporary checks of workers and guests, and safe physical distancing.

The evaluation indicators for tourist sites have additional factors such as arranging an isolation area for guests with suspected infection, availability of personal protective equipment, and hotlines for emergency situations.

Travel enterprises are requested to follow additional indicators such as limiting the number of tourists on tours and providing information on infection prevention for tourists.

A scoring system for assessment of COVID-19 infection risk will be used. Enterprises with a high level of infection risk (with scores below 50 per cent) will have to suspend operation. — VNS

 

 

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