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BHTA supports enforcement of COVID protocols

BHTA supports enforcement of COVID protocols
Chairman of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Geoffrey Roach. (FILE)

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The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) stands behind Government’s efforts to keep the country safe in the enforcement of the COVID-19 management protocols.

In a statement by chairman Geoffrey Roach on Thursday, he said membership supported the revision of the protocols and continued to work closely with the Ministries of Health and Wellness and Tourism and International Transport.

“Additionally, any breaches of these protocols and processes that are brought to our attention are speedily reported so that corrective action and enforcement can be taken. Indeed, some of our members have reported cases of persons who were challenging their quarantine requirements and while these have been few in number and dealt with in a professional manner, greater support from the relevant enforcement agencies would be useful,” the statement said.

“The BHTA supports bringing the full weight of the law against any person who breaks quarantine, and to this end, we support the establishment of the Rapid Response Unit as it allows for a swift response by the relevant authorities so that the necessary action can be taken against persons who pay scant regard to the safety measures established.”

Full deployment of the BimSafe App and tracking bracelets is also anticipated as the BHTA said its members were involved in discussion surrounding the use of this new technology. (PR/SAT)