Over 200 operators join the Care Fiji Commitment program

Over 200 operators join the Care Fiji Commitment program

By Shanil Singh
Saturday 19/06/2021
Tourism Fiji Acting CEO Robert Thompson

More than 200 tourism operators have joined the Care Fiji Commitment program.

The program which was launched in October last year ensures tourism businesses adopt enhanced safety standards by upskilling operators in COVID-19 mitigation practices and protocols to ensure traveller safety.

Tourism Fiji Acting CEO Robert Thompson says with the current COVID-19 outbreak impacting businesses across Fiji, it is encouraging to see how well prepared the tourism operators are in having their COVID-19 Safe plans and practices ready.

A total of 243 tourism operators have nominated Wellness Ambassadors to represent them, with 210 gaining access and 186 completing the Care Fiji Commitment training.

Thompson says the Care Fiji Commitment programme is supporting operators to mitigate COVID-related risks and have the right contingencies in place.

He says this has helped to reduce the amount of work that businesses have to do to respond accordingly to the current outbreak.

Thompson says the program has also added a new module on vaccines to its learning platform and operators will now include vaccine-related information in their COVID-19 Safe Action Plans.

Tourism Fiji has also developed a simplified application template for Care Fiji Commitment-approved operators to submit as a mandatory COVID-Safe Plan to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport when applying to operate as a non-essential business.

Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
New COVID variant Omicron emerges in different parts of the world
WHO labels new COVID strain named omicron a variant of concern
1 day ago

Fiji continues to be affected by COVID-19
Contact tracing continues for most parts of Suva and Nausori. Mon 19th Apr Tue 20th Apr Wed 21st Apr Thu 22nd Apr Sat 24th Apr Sun ...
5 days ago

Govt tables motion that Parliament approve the increased Govt guarantee to Fiji Airways borrowings
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says with the recent issue of new shares, the Fijian Government is the majority shareholder of Fiji Airways holding now 74.56 percent of the entire issued share capital.
36 days ago
FULL STORY: Fiji citizens will only be safe if we remain COVID-safe – MOH
The Ministry of Health says the public is advised that if indeed the COVID-19 variant, Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, then it will be inevi...
4 hours ago
Maharaj says the parties in the Opposition have a pure hunger for power at any cost
Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, Alvick Maharaj says the parties in the Opposition can’t see what the Prime Minister is doing and he also ...
1 hour ago

Around 1,000 teachers have limited authority to teach and need to upgrade their qualification - Kumar
Minister for Education Premila Kumar says they are concerned with the small percentage of teachers who have failed to keep their qualification and ...
3 hours ago

Professor Prasad says the biggest test for any democracy is the change of Government
National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad says the biggest test for any democracy is the change of Government and it is not just a ...
3 hours ago

Border health measures and surveillance will need to be strengthened and maintained as borders open tomorrow
With Fiji’s borders opening to international tourists tomorrow, the Ministry of Health anticipates their testing numbers to increase from ...
3 hours ago

FCLC Trustees grateful to farmers
The Fiji Crop and Livestock Council’s trustees have reviewed the performance of its 16 farm associations and expressed their gratitude for the ...
4 hours ago