State of Yucatan Launches "Biosecurity Risk Prevention Certification"
In its first stage, the program is forecasted to reach up to 1,200 people among entrepreneurs and service providers, benefiting 48,000 employees and generating a social impact for more than 136,000 people.
This certificate is based on similar international models created to prevent the spread of infections and to provide health certainty to the tourism sector and its different actors, inspiring confidence in visitors while protecting the health of Yucatecans.
The program, designed with sustainability and social responsibility in mind, was created with the support and supervision of Mexico's Health Secretariat, academic institutions and international organizations. It takes into account current scientific information, POSI (Prevention of Spread of Infections) procedures, international recommendations and quality tourism programs such as Punto Limpio, Distintivo H and sustainable care protocols in adapted to COVID-19 in tourist centers that were issued by the Secretariats of Health and Tourism of the Mexican Government.
In its first stage, the program is forecasted to reach up to 1,200 people among entrepreneurs and service providers and more than 2,000 members of Crisis Management Teams, benefiting 48,000 employees and generating a social impact for more than 136,000 people.
"Tourism has dramatically changed since this historic episode," said Michelle Fridman Hirsch, Yucatán's tourism minister, in a virtual presentation on the program for members of the state tourism industry. "In this new stage of Tourism Post-COVID, the certainty that we can offer visitors by implementing the best sanitary practices in the destination will play a fundamental role in travel decisions."
The new certification considers several processes, including creation of documents, training of verifying personnel, launching the registration system, analysis of verifications, validation of implemented processes and proving documents of the registered company, and online training for tourism companies and employees in order to obtain Biosecurity Risk Prevention Certification issued by the Yucatán Tourism Board with a one-year validity.
To obtain the certificate, it is mandatory for each company to create a POSI Crisis Management Team responsible for transmitting information to the organization and to have proof that the Crisis Management Team has taken part in the training seminars and complies with 85% of the control points established in the checklist while presenting corresponding documents showing proof and requested on the audit visit.
Invitations to companies to register for certification will take place starting from May 28, 2020 at: www.certificaturismo.yucatan.gob.mx
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