Saturday 31 October, 2020

Sandals staff cannot wear uniforms while commuting, must wear masks

The safety of staff members at Sandals Resorts is not being overlooked or sidelined as the hotelier looks to reopen its doors this summer if all goes to plan.

As the company rolls out its newest initiative - Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness, staff will part of the process.

In a press release, it was stated that Sandals will be ensuring "all team members stay healthy both inside and outside the workplace with ongoing specialized training on precautionary measures geared toward preventative protocols and added sanitation practices.

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"All staff will be required to know where the nearest hand sanitizer stations are located at all times, wear protective face gear and gloves at all times when on resort, and ensure uniforms are not worn during travel to and from work.

"All team members across resort locations will also undergo required temperature checks before the start of each shift in addition to stringent medical clearance."

COVID-19 has ushered in a new norm for many, but Sandals is reassuring its clients and staff that cleanliness was always paramount, event before the pandemic and now it has only improved.

"Productive prevention has long been a key practice in safeguarding the health of all Sandals Resorts guests, team members and supply chains. Under the guidance of medical professionals and with constant monitoring of advice and instruction provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local Ministries of Health in each country Sandals Resorts calls home, a dedicated Quality Inspection Team, alongside Environmental Health and Safety Managers, ensures strict adherence and seamless implementation of a sophisticated approach to prevent the spread of all illnesses.

"All resorts are equipped with medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel."

In addition vendors, suppliers and partners who work with Sandals can expect changes too.

They will all be held to the new Sandals Platinum Protocols of Cleanliness standards by restricting delivery windows to one party at a time, while limiting physical contact; sanitizing all touchpoints, including equipment, storage spaces and access areas; and removing all outer packing upon arrival.

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