2020 Oct 26
The Galle Face Hotel Official Statement
Employees of the Galle Face Hotel have tested negative for COVID-19.
“The Galle Face Hotel, acting in strict conformity with the guidelines issued by the authorities, have taken proactive measures to subject the employees in the Hotel to PCR tests as a few of our employees visited the Peliyagoda Fish Market, concerned by the recent outbreak. The concerned employees have been undergoing self-quarantine at their residences.
We were, informed a short while ago, that all tested employees had a negative PCR test result.
The Management has already taken further steps to enforce the rigorous disinfection of the entirety of the Hotel’s premises and will ensure that, as a precautionary measure, its staff is subject to proactive PCR tests on a regular basis. Full operations at the Hotel will resume. As always, we will remain in consultation with the health authorities
At the start of the pandemic in January 2020, the hotel implemented COVID-19 preparedness and preventive measures which includes:
ARRIVAL – Employees, guests and suppliers’ temperature is checked and personal details recorded, contactless greetings and luggage sanitisation to ensure safe and seamless arrivals of guests.
CLEANING TECHNOLOGY- We use the latest sterilisation, disinfection and cleaning technologies to ensure the highest possible levels of cleanliness.
PUBLIC AREAS – Enhanced cleaning schedules and sanitation of high touch surfaces to ensure a safe environment for our employees and guests. Hand sanitising stations can be found throughout the Hotel. Tissues and Foot/Pedal-operated closed bins are available in public areas and open spaces. Social distancing guidance and protocols have been implemented in all areas.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS – Table spacing and À–la-carte-only dining to ensure physical distancing and the highest hygiene and safety standards.
TEAM MEMBERS – All our employees have received enhanced health and safety training, including correct procedures for wearing personal protective equipment and physical distance awareness.
The safety of our employees and guests remains the priority of the management of the hotel and we continue to stay vigilant”.