Workers in the tourism industry on the sister isle of Barbuda are next in line for training in protocols against the Covid-19 pandemic.
A team comprising representatives from the Ministries of Health and Tourism will travel to the sister isle today (Wed) to commence a day long series of training geared towards hotel staff ( security, managers, reception and food and beverage, maintenance and housekeeping), taxi drivers, bar, restaurant and cook shop operators.
According to Training Coordinator Dr. Adele Blair, over 60 persons will be engaged in 3 sessions which will be grouped according to industry categories.
“The training is an hour long and interactive, with a short quiz administered at the end. Hotel properties will be issued a certificate which is to be mounted in the establishment, while Taxi drivers will be given sticker decals to be placed in their vehicles stating that they have been officially certified/trained in Covid-19 operational protocols”, said Dr. Blair.
The Barbuda exercise follows weeks of intense training and protocol certification for approximately thirteen hundred (1300) industry personnel inclusive of taxi drivers, tour operators, Destination Management Coordinator’s, airport dispatchers and large and small property staff.