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Implementing Covid-19 SOPs | Training Workshops Held For Tourist Handlers

PESHAWAR: The special training workshops on implementing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety measures against the coronavirus and raising awareness about the viral disease among the stakeholders and revival of tourism in the province are going on at various districts of the province simultaneously.

The Directorate of Tourist Services (DTS) – a wing of the Tourism Department – and the World Bank funded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism (KITE) project, have jointly arranged the training workshops.

The training workshops are currently continuing at Peshawar, Naran, Kalam, Swat, Chitral and Bahrain.

The crash course for the hotels’ staff members and officials of the respective district administrations and other stakeholders at the tourist spots of the province has been arranged to train them to stem the disease and save precious lives.

The hotels’ staff, restaurant managements, travel agents, tour operators, tour guides, officials of respective district administrations, Rescue 1122, town municipal administration, police, tourism and health departments, DTS and others are receiving training on SOPs and other safety steps against coronavirus.

Over 500 staff members of hotels and restaurants in Naran Kalam and Nathiagali have already been trained in implementing the SOPs at the tourist destinations so far.

All the relevant departments, affiliated organisations and private stakeholders have been invited to the training to raise awareness about adopting SOPs to save precious lives from the fatal virus while visiting tourist destinations or serving tourists and visitors.

The training is aimed at further promoting the cause of provincial and federal governments to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tourism Department is also taking tangible measures to implement the SOPs in letter and spirit to ensure “safe tourism from coronavirus” in the province.

The Tourism Department welcomed the tourists to the scenic spots of the province after the government lifted restrictions on tourism and ended lockdown at the tourist resorts.

The tourists have been asked to follow SOPs to ensure safety of the families and contain the fast-spreading fatal viral disease at the tourist attractions in the province.

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