HotelsSTB releases approval guidelines, including adherence to social distancing rules

Hotels in Singapore can now apply for staycations, reopening of recreation areas

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Hotels must show how they will achieve several key outcomes outlined in the advisory, including adherence to social distancing rules. (Credit: Getty Images)
Hotels must show how they will achieve several key outcomes outlined in the advisory, including adherence to social distancing rules. (Credit: Getty Images)

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has today released an advisory for hotels staycations and recreation areas. 

Prior to resuming the activities, hotels must submit their application to STB for assessment. STB will process these applications from the date of this advisory, and hotels may resume these business activities and related marketing efforts only after receiving approval from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Each hotel’s application must show how the hotel will achieve all the following key outcomes, namely:

Ability to meet density requirements

Reduce face-to-face mingling among guests, between employees and between staff and guests

Ability to disperse crowds and prevent bunching

Mandatory implementation of SafeEntry and encourage use of Trace Together

Implement rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regimes, particularly for high touch elements

Singapore Hotel Association's president Kwee Wei-Lin welcomes the move, saying: "We are truly delighted that Singaporean residents will enjoy the pleasure of staycations soon. Our hotel members are committed to the health and safety of our guests. No effort will be spared to ensure that every guest experiences the world-class hospitality excellence that hotels in Singapore are renowned for.”

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