Your guide to the
Industry Safety Protocols (TBCSA)

The core principles which apply across the industry for guests and staff are:

  1. Correct use of masks and other protective gear (PPE).
  2. Effective and regular hand sanitising.
  3. Regular surface cleaning of all types of surfaces.
  4. Physical distancing through-out all facilities and sites, and in all types of crafts and vehicles.
  5. Obtaining required COVID-19 guest information.

Read the full TBCSA (Tourism Industry Standard Protocols) documents here:

A Brief Summary of the Guidelines

Who wrote these documents?

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) put these protocols together after consultation with 23 sub-sector associations and representatives. NightsBridge contributed client feedback on the draft document and helped to reduce the requirements for the smaller properties.

The tourism associations consulted widely across their membership and studied world-wide protocols to come up with guidelines so that our industry can regulate itself.

The protocols have been evaluated by experts, and approved by an epidemiologist. They align with the latest Disaster Management and Department of Employment and Labour (DoEL) Regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD), Department of Health (DoH) guidelines and advice, as well as the Health & Safety Act as well as the Directions published by Department of Tourism.

The protocols will remain valid until the State of National Disaster is called off.

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