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Viva Wyndham Resorts say their resorts are readying for reopening

Viva Wyndham Resorts are incorporating a meticulous Covid-19 response plan enhancing health and hygiene safety standards for its guests, visitors and employees with a meticulous Covid-19 response plan. The plan will be implemented at the resort company’s eight all-inclusive properties located throughout the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Bahamas.

The response plan has been shaped by adopting the guidelines and recommendations of several health and safety experts and leading hospitality industry sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), local health departments and the UK-based Cristal International Standards (CIS).

“Our number one priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff and for them to feel secure in every way possible,” said Ettore Colussi, founder and president of Viva Wyndham Resorts. “This is why we have adopted and will implement all necessary measures for the reopening of our resorts under the guidelines administered by the WHO, our local health departments and the POSI-Check protocol.”

Colussi said: “Due to the current situation and the response from national and local government and health authorities, these policies are continually developing.”

The POSI-Check protocol includes:
Establishment of a management commitment and the creation of a control team to guarantee prevention measures and proper response to a potential infectious incident.
Foundation of an infection control risk assessment to implement measures control.
Establish personnel safety procedures and staff training to protect them and prevent the spread of infection.
Promote respiratory and hand hygiene with staff and guests throughout the resorts with cleaning stations, washing instructions, equipment and signage.
Establish a cleaning plan to maximize ease and efficiency while elevating the frequency of high-contact surfaces and public areas with hospital-grade disinfectant.
Endorse emergency cleaning practices to ensure that in the event of an incident, these practices are efficient and safe.
Safeguard protocols for general and intensified cleaning at all on-site facilities, including gyms, spas, children’s clubs and recreational areas.
High-frequency cleaning of food and beverage outlets according to food safety recommendations.
Inculcate the concept of safe distance.
Confirm that all ventilation systems are maintained and cleaned to prevent the development or spread of infection.
Control pool decontamination with best practices procedures.
Establish clear and effective procedures in the event of an outbreak, including management of symptomatic staff and guests, including isolation, separation and services support.[KR3]

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19 May 2020