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Preparing for COVID-19 - Personal Guide

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New!!!! Small Vessel Entry Protocol (updated 18 July 20, 2021)

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New!!!! Water Taxi Protocol

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All About Vaccination

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ILO Standards and COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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Preventing and Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

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Port Authority Updates

Guest Entry Promotional Video

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BVI Reopening Steering Commitee Updates

View the latest videos posted by The Government of the Virgin Islands with BVI Reopening SteerCo updates.

BVI Tourism Reopening Guide

In order for all tourism businesses to be approved to serve international visitors, the Government has three requirements.

  • All staff undergo Gold Seal COVID-19 Industry Training
  • All businesses pass the Gold Seal COVID-19 Environmental Health Inspection
  • All businesses, except Taxi and Villas, nominate a COVID-19 officer to ensure that they are following the protocols and to liaise with Government on COVID-19 matters.

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Bareboats Protocols

This document has been created for the Bareboat Yachting Sector
of the Marine Industry, to provide current information on the
COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist in limiting its spread
within the population.

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Marina and Boatyard Protocols

This document has been created for the Marine Industry including
the operation of Marinas and Boatyards, to provide current
information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist
in limiting its spread within the population.

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Land Accommodation Sector Protocols

This document has been created for the overnight lodging industry
(guest houses, hotels and inns) with the exception of villas, to provide
current information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines that
assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Land Activities Protocols

This document has been created for all land activities including land/
water activities like going to beaches, to provide current information
on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist in limiting its spread
within the population.

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Villa Protocols

This document has been created for villas to provide current
information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist
in limiting its spread within the population.

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Restaurant Protocols

This document has been created for the food and beverage service
industry (restaurants, cafes, dining areas, bars) to provide current
information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist in
limiting its spread within the population.

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Retail Rental and General Office Protocols

This document has been created for Retail and Rental Businesses and
General Office to provide current information on the COVID-19 disease
and guidelines that assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Salon and Barbershops

This document has been created for spas, salons and barber shops to
provide current information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines
that assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Spa Protocols

This document has been created for spas, salons and barber shops to
provide current information on the COVID-19 disease and guidelines
that assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Taxi and Shuttles Protocols

This document has been created for the hospitality land transportation
sector to provide current information on the COVID-19 disease and
guidelines that assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Crewed Mega Yachts Protocols

This document has been created for the Marine Industry specifically to,
Crewed Yachts and Mega yachts, to provide current information on the
COVID-19 disease and guidelines that assist in limiting its spread within
the population.

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Day Dive Vessel and Watersports Protocols

This document has been created for the Day Charter and Diving
Industry, to provide current information on the COVID-19 disease and
guidelines that assist in limiting its spread within the population.

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Recommended (to Government) Safe Haven Protocols

The following documents were protocols recommended and a guide for a certification plan submitted to the Government of the Virgin Islands. On 30 September, the Chamber received communication that indicated the BVI HI 5 Assurance Programme would be not be implemented. To date (3 October 2020), no protocols have been established as it relates to allowing visitors to return to the country. The Chamber has decided to release the below documents with a hope that your business can start to put something in place while the country waits on official guides from the Government of the Virgin Islands.

Restaurants/Cafes

Staycations

BVI HI 5 Assurance Programme Guidelines

Approved Safe Return to Work Guides

While the Virgin Islands economy is still in a phased reopening process, businesses may be required to apply for exemptions for their staff from time-to-time. The steps for this process can be found in the Exempted Persons Curfew Guide.  Follow the steps in this guide to receive your approval.

As more and more businesses are given permission from the Government to reopen their businesses, businesses required protocols (guides) to reopen in a safe manner. These preventive measures are a necessity to ensure that our businesses and employees are safe when they return to work. Basic precautions such as physical distances, hand washing and other personal hygiene practices will be remain general practices that should be implemented for all organizations approved to open to ensure the infection remains contained.

The International Labour Office has developed a 'Safe Return to Work' guide for all work forces to adapt.

Launch of the CARPHA’s Novel Caribbean Travellers Health App and Health Assurance Stamp to Reinstate Travel and Protect Tourism

CARPHA, the Caribbean Public Health Agency, is committed to protecting the health and safety of travellers coming to the Caribbean, through its innovative Tourism/Traveler's Health Program (THP). The THP provides an early monitoring and response system to public health issues impacting on tourism, supported by certified training, health, safety and sanitation standards, policy and health and tourism partnerships, to promote a healthier, safer tourism product; giving Caribbean tourism a competitive advantage over other destinations.

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