To help ensure that Covid-19 safety protocols such as mask wearing and social distancing are enforced on its property, the Wild Coast Sun created a new role for Covid-19 safety marshalls over the festive season.

“The marshalls are responsible for ensuring that visitors and guests wear their masks properly and practice social distancing,” explained Wild Coast Sun General Manager Peter Tshidi. “By working together, we can help prevent the spread of the virus.”

“By working together, we can help prevent the spread of the virus.”

The marshalls focus their efforts on high traffic areas that pose the greatest risk for Covid-19 transmission. These include the casino, hotel foyer, golf course, Wild Waves Water Park, Aloha Villages kiddies area and the restaurants. The initiative has proven so successful that it will continue into the new year, which will benefit not only future guests but also the new staff who fill these positions.

Other Covid-19 safety measures that have been put in place include:

  • Limiting access to the resort and its activities to MVG members, hotel residents and those who make advance bookings, while the Wild Waves Water Park is strictly for hotel guests.
  • Screening guests on arrival, which requires they have their temperature taken and complete a medical questionnaire.
  • At the casino, social distancing is enforced by turning off every second slot machine, and Perspex screens provide an extra protective barrier between people. A sanitising schedule ensures all surfaces are cleaned regularly, and guests also have access to cloth dispensers.

“The Wild Coast Sun has been given the World Travel and Tourism Council’s safe stamp of approval, verifying that our COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place meet international benchmarks. Staying safe is everyone’s responsibility and we all need to play our part – from guests to staff,” adds Tshidi.

 

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