Dalata Announces New Health And Safety Protocols For Its Hotels

By Dave Simpson
Dalata Announces New Health And Safety Protocols For Its Hotels

Online check in, lift usage protocols, screened receptions desks and face masks for staff are among the health and safety measures that Dalata Hotel Group will introduce to attempt to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when hotels reopen in Ireland.

The Irish Times quotes Dalata CEO Pat McCann as saying, "Before you arrive at our hotels, you will have the option of checking in online, so all you have to do is collect your bedroom key from our screened reception desk.

"Strict protocols on lift usage will be displayed on each floor."

Bedroom Cleaning

Bedrooms at Datala-owned hotels will be fitted with seals that will break upon entering, which will indicate that the room has been cleaned.

McCann said, "We will fog the room with a special device that deals very effectively with viruses and other air and surface contaminants. This device is used in clean room technology throughout the pharmaceutical sector and in some hospitals."


Food And Drink And Other Health And Safety Protocols

Food and drinks will still be available via room service and hotel restaurants, but with "protocols in place".

According to McCann, other health and safety protocols will include "providing plenty of hand sanitisers around each hotel, providing nose and mouth masks to employees, and clearly marking public areas to ensure social distancing."

McCann added, "We are doing everything possible to protect the health and safety of all our guests, employees and suppliers. Above all, we want you as our guest, whether you are on business or leisure, to have a relaxed enjoyable stay with us."

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