Safety certification for tourism in Singapore

 

The STB has rolled out the SG Clean quality mark to the tourism sectors as it seeks to rebuild trust in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

STB has said it will step up its efforts to ensure that more tourism businesses, including attractions, apply for the SG Clean certification. The certification is a national mark of excellence that indicates adherence to heightened standards of cleaning, hygiene and sanitisation, and will provide reassurance to all who visit a premises.

STB says it will encourage more than 37,000 businesses within the tourism and lifestyle sectors to sign up for the SG Clean certification programme. 

With borders closed to most foreigners, attractions in Singapore are shifting strategies to make the most of what’s shaping up to be a mostly domestic tourism season.

Among the first to be certified with the SG Clean quality mark are Grand Hyatt Singapore and the Singapore Visitor Centre. Two other hotels outside of Orchard Road have also been certified, Village Hotel Sentosa and Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, is also the recipient of Singapore’s first SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas. The Shangri-La Group is looking to obtain the same independent third-party certification for its sister properties in Singapore and in the Southeast Asia & Australasia region. 

Designed to support the operational restart activities in the hospitality and restaurant industries globally, the SafeGuard Label is part of the "Restart Your Business with BV" programme. A field audit was carried out across all areas in Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, to ensure the hotel has implemented ample hygiene and safety protocols that meet local and international regulations, as well as global best practices.

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