Tourism Directorate of Maharashtra Government issues SOP for tourism

Published on : Saturday, October 10, 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Tourism Directorate of Maharashtra Government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for smooth functioning of hotels and resorts, home-stay, B&B (bed and breakfast) and farm stay facilities. This SOP is relevant in all areas of the State except containment zones, as per a statement issued by Maharashtra Government.

The Mission Begin Again plan has said that the State government has decided to resume hospitality business. This SOP would be the guiding principle for safe functioning of tourism facilities, which will help prevent the spread of corona virus. Secretary (Tourism) of the State Government, Valsa Nair Singh, has informed major hotel associations in the State about this SOP. The Directorate of Tourism with the help of its regional offices will hold webinars with various hotel associations and professionals to offer information on implementation of the SOP.

Hotels and resorts staffs need to check body temperature of the tourists with thermal scanners. Only those with no symptoms would be admitted inside the premises. Social distancing needs to be observed while providing services. For contact tracing, tourist consent is essential.

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