The Cayman Islands Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) is announcing that while its National Attractions remain open for business, the entities will continue its offerings in accordance with the directives declared by the Premier, the Hon. Alden McLaughlin in his Friday 13th March press conference.
The TAB is responsible for managing the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park; the National Historic Site, Pedro St. James; the Cayman Craft Market and the Hell geological site.
The TAB is working with guidelines from the Public Health (Control and Suppression of Covid-19) Regulations (2020) and as such, is placing more emphasis on ensuring the cleanliness of its facilities through frequent disinfecting of hard surfaces, implementing the use of additional hand-sanitization stations, social distancing and is encouraging increased instances of handwashing for visitors and staff.
“We are diligently monitoring the developments surrounding the Novel Coronavirus and remain committed to upholding the preservation of our cultural and heritage sites while maintaining the health and safety of visitors and staff as a priority,” said Patrick Thompson, TAB Director.
Mr. Thompson added that to offer additional safety for staff, the decision was made to discontinue the use of the attraction’s courtesy shuttle in accordance with the necessary “social distancing requirements” of maintaining a safe distance of six feet or more.
Additionally, as a result of the new protocol restricting crowds of more than 50 people, the TAB is asking anyone who may have upcoming site rental bookings at either the Botanic Park or Pedro St. James to contact the manager of the respective attraction for information on rescheduling your planned event.
The TAB will continue to modify its policies and practices in response to the evolving developments surrounding the virus in order to remain in line with the updates and recommendations from Cabinet, the Ministry of Tourism, Portfolio of the Civil Services, HSA and the Hazard Management Cayman Islands.
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