The story told by those who put themselves out into the world and take up the challenge to inform themselves about the wonders of our world carry on to shape our future. The adventurer has lead the way in discovering all that is new, in experiencing other cultures and he has lifted the veil of knowledge. The individuals who choose this path are few and far between but they are the ones who lead others into the unknown, whether it be for self discovery or the discovery of the physical world. We support each other at this difficult time and embark on a new type of adventure where we are challenged to keep each other safe.
A person who chooses to be part of the adventure into humanity has a very special and unique place in this world. To facilitate an experience with others is to be part of a far larger story that spans history. We gather around the campfire to open our minds and hearts to those around us. We give space to those who walk this path with us and create experiences that sit with us for our lifetimes, to be passed on to others when the time comes and to protect and nurture the flame that ignites a new adventure. We now carry on with this very tradition while being mindful of the challenge we face in implementing new structures and Protocols that keep those on the journey safe.
The formation of Protocols are based on scientific evidence from various fields and the implementation is to go through public testing and sustainability studies. Protocols are about saving lives and protecting the public and private sectors.
In considering the implementation and use of Protocols we put People First as lives are at stake. Ethical considerations are to form a baseline in terms of the sharing of information and the use of data to form the needed Protocol measures.
The use of Technology fundamentally changes how effectively we are able to implement Protocols and then monitor their effectiveness. Monitoring data and the ever changing direction of the challenges we face in the world determines the speed of our response.
The protocols being implemented worldwide and relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic are guidelines, measures and procedures formed by medical bodies, councils, and scientific research and study. It is advised that you consult directly with your Government or representative Council or Association before implementing any COVID-19 protocols. There are many legal implications if you implement measures that are not uniformly accepted worldwide. Currently the main reference point for all COVID-19 protocols is the World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Please seek legal assistance and oversight when developing or implementing any protocol measures.
This site and all related sites DO NOT in any way or form develop protocols and all protocols listed on the site are guidelines only, by the relevant representative organisation. This site is a Public Benefit page with the aim of studying the impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in South Africa.
Adventure Travel Covid-19 Health and Safety Guidelines - by the Adventure Travel Trade Association
Trekking amid Covid-19: Recommendations - by the Adventure Travel Trade Association
Rafting amid Covid-19: Recommendations - by the Adventure Travel Trade Association
Cycling amid Covid-19: Recommendations - by the Adventure Travel Trade Association
Tourism Industry Standard Protocols for COVID-19 Operations - by the Tourism Business Council South Africa (TBCSA)
COVID19 Reopening Guidance for the Restaurant Industry - by the Restaurant Association South Africa (RASA)
Re-Opening Guidelines for the Event Industry in South Africa - Covid-19 Safety and Prevention Measures - by the Event Safety Council (esc)
Cape Town International Airport prepares to resume operations in Level 3 of the National Lockdown - by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)
The Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE), in collaboration with the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality (ICTE), has published a series of Specifications, which establish the guidelines and recommendations for reducing the risk of the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the tourism sector. The Spanish Association for Standardization has made these documents open access, available free of charge to anyone to use. (Currently only Spanish versions are available; we are working on English translations.)