Qatar has announced that 100 percent of its hotels are now certified by the Qatar Clean programme. The Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) initiative was launched in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in June 2020.
The Qatar Clean programme puts the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness in place. Hotels must follow strict procedures to ensure the safety of guests.
QNTC’s Secretary General, HE Akbar Al Baker, as well as COO Berthold Trenkel marked the occasion with a visit to the W Doha, the first hotel to be certified.
Now that all hotels are certified, the programme is being rolled out to restaurants. Following that, there are plans to expand it to sectors including transport, retail and culture.
As we mark one year of our Qatar Clean programme, we are very pleased with its successful implementation. 100% of QNTC-licensed hotels have now been certified Qatar Clean, and the programme illustrates how together we are with our stakeholders and therefore have been able to innovate and adapt to the challenges of the past year.
Qatar Clean is a key component of our proposition; those in Qatar can enjoy our award-winning hospitality and world-class offerings with their safety assured, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from both near and far.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary General of Qatar National Tourism Council, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker
As Qatar begins to ease restrictions, Qatar Clean certified hotels and restaurants operate at limited capacity and only serve fully vaccinated people.
What hotels need to do:
- Each hotel must appoint its own Qatar Clean Programme Manager responsible for overseeing employee training and overall compliance with programme requirements.
- Hotels must sterilise their facilities daily, conduct frequent and thorough cleaning, use disinfectant in all rooms, air conditioning systems, water tanks, toilets, and ensure stringent sterilisation of designated guest areas.
- Hotels must adopt mobile or other contactless procedures for check in and check out, while optimising spaces to maintain a distance of at least two metres between individuals.
- Hotels must carry out daily temperature checks on all employees at the start of their shifts, as well as on suppliers and guests. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus must immediately be placed in isolation, and MOPH would be contacted.
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