The Tourism Division in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services conducted the second tourism COVID-19 Extra Care training today. The two days training at the Honiara Hotel targets the Honiara Hotel frontline workers to be COVID- 19 informed about the COVID-19 sickness and be safe while performing their duties.
In his opening remarks this morning, the Director of the Division of Tourism conveyed his appreciation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to the owners of the Honiara Hotel, Sir Thomas Chan and his wife Diana Yates for the invitation to the training team to organize the two days COVID-19 Extra care training.
“They have seen the importance of this kind of training and coordinated with us, to ensure you as their workers are safe from this pandemic. And you can able to handle this sickness,” said Sivoro.
He highlighted that more 100 hotel workers have attended the first similar training in April 2021.
“This training will not only help you at work, rather, it will help you and your families to remain safe from the disease,” emphasized by Savita Nandan Makabo, the Tourism COVID-19 Extra Care consultant.
She said that the current situation of our neighboring countries should signal to the participants to be serious about how they care about their families and communities.
“Now the Solomon Islands regains the COVID-19 free status. But that does not mean we should relax our collective effort to keep our communities safe,” added Savita.
According to Rolly Viga, one of the trainers from the National Public Health Emergency and Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the infection control is a collective responsibility to make our communities safe.
Sivoro said the training team will move to conduct similar trainings to the tourism operators like the motels, eco lodges, and bungalows after all the hotel workers have been trained in the COVID- 19 Extra Care.
The training will complete on Thursday this week.