The Seychelles Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Public Health Authority organised two trainings last week for health and safety officers and focal points of tourism establishments on Mahe. The aim of the trainings is to provide the participants with an overview of the COVID-19 Pandemic, information on the local situation and practical health measures that they will need to implement during their daily operation, especially when assisting their clients.
The sessions were held on 7th April 2021 at the ICCS Auditorium and 9th April 2021 at the Les Mamelles Community centre. 96 participants representing tourism establishments from all over Mahe including a representative from Island Development Company (IDC) attended the training sessions which comprised of 5 key modules namely, the roles, functions and responsibilities of the focal persons, infection, prevention and control, surveillance, case detection and reporting.
Furthermore, the sessions provided the opportunity for the focal persons to seek clarification pertaining to the current Covid-19 measures in place and request for additional clarification from representatives of the Public Health Authority. It is expected that through these trainings small tourism establishments will adhere to all health requirements in place and become better prepared to welcome visitors.
The next series of trainings will be organised for establishments on Praslin and La Digue.