ESKAYA BEACH RESORT & SPA
Guidelines under covid-19 pandemic

A. GUEST PROTOCOLS

  1. Guests must disclose their nationality, personal contact number, email address and the countries they have been to for the last 14 days prior to date of check-in.
  2. The Resort may refuse accommodations to any guest that we reasonably believe might cause danger to other resort guests and staff.
  3. Only Online Payment is accepted upon booking.
  4. Guests should wear face mask before entering the Resort.
  5. Guests must complete a Health Declaration Form upon check in.
  6. Body temperature checking using a thermal scanner at the resort entrance shall be undertaken for all guests by qualified health or medical staff or trained hotel personnel.
  7. Guests are required to fill up the questionnaire at the entrance. Only guests cleared during screening shall be allowed to enter the resort perimeter to check-in. Those with fever and flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the establishment and will be referred to the doctor on duty of the nearest hospital, or to the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) in accordance with the Department of Health (DOH) prescribed protocol.
  8. Guests should pass thru 1 designated gate only, which is the Main Entrance. If in-house guests will take a walk along the beach outside the perimeter of the property, their temperature must be checked upon their return. Guests who go island hopping, whale watching, etc. must have their temperature checked in the beach upon their return. Same thing also if they return from countryside tours or anywhere thru Main Entrance.
  9. Guests shall be advised to disinfect their shoes using sanitizing mats provided at the entrances. They shall be reminded to disinfect their hands with alcohol-based sanitizer or 70% alcohol solution at entrances including the guest room, upon entering and leaving the vicinity.
  10. Contactless payment for other charges in the resort is highly encouraged.
  11. We remind guests and staff to wash hands with soap and water frequently, for at least 20 seconds each time. A lavatory with sanitizer will be installed at entrances for handwashing and sanitizing.
  12. Guests will be reminded of the following protocols:
    a. Proper disposal of used PPE
    b. Mingling with occupants of other rooms is discouraged
    c. Practice of proper handwashing etiquette/hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and proper use of face mask
    d. Strict observance of Physical Distancing, at least 6 feet wherever possible
    e. Importance and obligation of following the respiratory etiquette. It means that guests and staff must sneeze or cough into a one-off paper tissue or elbow bend.
    f. No sharing of food or any personal or non-personal belongings
  13. If guests bring their own vehicles, self-parking options should be implemented where possible. Staff should not open the doors of taxis and cars of outside services.
  14. Bringing of food to the Resort may not be allowed to prevent cross-contamination.

 

B. RESORT PROTOCOLS

  1. Contactless check-in, including mobile check in/check out arrivals will be observed, when feasible, to reduce front desk queues.
  2. We may implement remote check-ins, where guests go directly to their room and sign using the internet.
  3. Bellmen should not go inside the guest room together with the guests, but rather, deliver luggage before guests
    enter their room.
  4. Resort staff may not show guests around the room for orientation after check-in. Escorting guests to the room may be allowed when necessary following strict observance of physical distancing and in compliance with the health and safety protocols set by DOH.
  5. Only single up to double room occupancy is allowed in each room. We will not accept extra persons. A distance of 1 to 2 meters between the beds will be observed.
  6. Room transfers may be allowed when necessary only.
  7. During periods of low-to-medium occupancy, guests should be assigned non-adjacent rooms
  8. Maximum bathroom amenities will be regularly provided for each guest so as to prevent staff from frequently going in & out of guest villas.
  9. A separate trash bag or bin intended for used PPE such as face mask, gloves and other sanitation waste materials will be provided.
  10. There will be no Room Turndown service.
  11. Housekeeping staff may not enter the room for make-up if they hear signs of coughing. If they suspect that a person is ill, they must leave immediately and report to housekeeping management. The housekeeping manager is to make a call to the guest and offer to arrange medical support.
  12. In the event of a presumptive case of COVID-19, the guest’s room should be removed from housekeeping service and quarantined. The guest room should not be returned to service until case has been confirmed or cleared.
  13. In the event of a positive case, the room should only be returned to housekeeping service after undergoing an
    enhanced sanitization protocol, ideally by a licensed third-party expert and in accordance with DOH guidelines.
  14. Before accepting a new guest or occupant, rooms must remain empty for a certain period.
  15. Minibars and other complimentary in-room food and beverage, except bottled water, will not be available.
  16. All food and beverages must be served by restaurant crew or personnel. We will ensure they will be conscientious of your needs so as to prevent them from going back and forth to guests’ tables.
  17. Buffet service will not be available.
  18. We encourage guests to order individually-packed meals. As much as possible, no family-type service.
  19. Room service is discouraged. Dining in our open-air restaurant is encouraged since it is spacious, so social distancing is observed. In case room service cannot be avoided, servers will be vigilant if they hear signs of illness. If they hear a cough, they must inform the guest that they will leave food at the door and report to security.
  20. Banquet tables that can accommodate ten (10) guests must accommodate only five (5) guests. Tables shall be arranged such that the distance from the back of one chair to the back of another chair shall be more than 1 meter apart and the guests face each other from a distance of at least 1 meter.
  21. Recreational areas or facilities such as gym, spa, sports facilities, swimming pool, etc. may be allowed to operate but with strict observance of DOH prescribed Minimum Public Health Standards. In any case, special cleaning and disinfection protocols should be applied to these facilities.
  22. If there is a suspected case of Coronavirus disease among guests or employees of the Resort, this person must self-isolate and get tested in a local medical facility.
  23. We will immediately refer guests or employees with fever (> 38 C) and/or cough, and have a history of travel to identified high risk countries or localities within the Philippines, to the nearest hospital.
  24. We assure guests of assistance in case they begin to manifest symptoms such as fever and/or cough.
  25. The Resort will keep the symptomatic guest confined in the room originally used until trained transport providers are available to transport him or her to designated referral hospital.
  26. The Resort will coordinate with the referral hospital for necessary transportation of symptomatic guest/s.
  27. The Resort will screen existing guests, well or sick, for fever and/or cough, and travel history using the health checklist provided by DOH.
  28. The Resort will immediately inform the doctor on duty of the referral hospital or the emergency response team for assistance for coordination to the referral hospital or the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) for assessment if any staff is concerned about the condition of a guest, or if a guest request access to medical services.
  29. Staff and personnel shall avoid employing any discriminatory action against any sick person with high fever and cough for fear of contracting or spreading the disease.
  30. The staff will record and analyze guest lists for persons coming from countries that have reported confirmed cases of the current disease.
  31. The Resort will ensure confidentiality in reporting of individuals both resort staff and guests within the resort with flu-like symptoms and/or fever and travel history to affected areas.
  32. All staff and guests who show symptoms consistent with the disease and had travel history to high-risk areas or had close contact with a caregiver of suspected or with a confirmed case, must immediately notify the Resort management or their respective BHERT.

 

C. RESORT TRANSPORT SERVICE

  1. Standard passenger capacity of each type of vehicle will be decreased or reduced by 50% or one (1) seat apart.
  2. We require transport services outsourced by guests to comply, as much as we do, with the Social Distancing and Passenger Limit Guidelines set by the Department of Transportation to avoid possible contact:
    a. We require transport services outsourced by guests to comply, as much Car / Sedan — No passenger seated beside the driver. Two passengers at the back row with one seat apart. No more than three (3) passengers, including the drivers we do, with the Social Distancing and Passenger Limit Guidelines set by the Department of Transportation to avoid possible contact:
    b. Vans — Only two (2) passengers per row are allowed. A waterproof transparent barrier between the driver and the passengers must be installed.
    c. Coasters — A waterproof transparent barrier between the driver and the passengers must be installed. Passengers are not allowed to stand while vehicle is moving. The drivers are required to use proper PPE for protection.