SINGAPORE — Hotels in Singapore can apply to be open for staycation bookings, according to a Singapore Tourism Board (STB) advisory on Friday (3 July).
The advisory said that hotels may apply to resume two activities: providing accommodation to guests for the purpose of leisure, and opening their recreation areas for children.
Similar to the cinemas, the hotels will have to comply strictly with safe distancing measures. The measures include: limiting occupancy in accessible public spaces to no more than one person per 10 square metres at any point in time, staggering check-in and check-out timings, and screening every individual before he is being allowed into the building.
Also, all must wear face masks within the hotel, unless they are in their own rooms, eating, or engaging in strenuous exercise. No more than five guests will be allowed in each room.
The hotel must have rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regimes, as well as implement the SafeEntry system for every individual entering or leaving the hotel. It must identify hot spots amid its function areas where there may be potential bunching of visitors, and implement systems to prevent or disperse crowds.
Hotels which have been designated as government-contracted facilities for Covid-19 purposes, such as those housing individuals on Stay-Home Notice, would have to fulfil additional requirements.
These include: allocating all rooms occupied by such individuals at dedicated floors or blocks that are segregated from other guests, and displaying notices that the hotel is providing Covid-19 related accommodation.
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