Only asymptomatic travellers to be allowed admission in the city hotels, resorts and other lodging facilities.
The Principal Secretary of Tourism released a detailed set of standard operating procedure on Friday through a webinar, for all hotels and lodging services working at absolute capacity in capital Mumbai and other districts. Besides establishments in containment zones, all hotels resorts, home stays, farm stays, etc in rest of the state have been permitted to resume operations at 100% potential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hotel Operating Guidelines
These state-established guidelines restrict the admission of all travellers that have virus-like symptoms and/or flu, which implies only asymptomatic people would be allowed within the premises. For this purpose, all visitors will have to go through a screening procedure, including a body temperature and cold and cough check-up before they enter the lodging grounds. All travellers that exhibit symptoms of infection and do not have pre-bookings and reservations will not be allowed admission. Hospitality providers should record their contact details and advice them to return, other non-pharmaceutical and precautionary measures like wearing masks, gloves and usage of hand-sanitizers, should be implemented thoroughly.
All travellers need to be provided with a form prior their check in which will record their travel history, health history and status. These forms can sent across via email or WhatsApp at the time of bookings. Visitor's consent should be obtained before sharing these details with the local administration and health authorities, in case a need of contact tracing appears. At the same time, the travellers would be encouraged to use mediums of digital wallets to pay off their dues. Utmost caution has to be exercised if physical currency is being exchanged, the guidelines said.
The guidelines also promote the usage of self check-in through digital QR code scanning of the documents, to diminish personal contact or any human error. In addition to all this, all lodging businesses are expected to draft a list of dos and don't for their guests to ensure maximum safety of visitors and staff alike.