ISO and CEN publish COVID-19 prevention guidelines for tourism sector

On 19 May 2021, the European Standardisation Organisation (CEN) published a European standardisation deliverable for COVID-19 health and safety protocols in tourism establishments and services, developed at the Commission’s initiative. It complements CEN’s endorsement of a safety protocol developed at the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO), which was adopted on the previous day (18 May) and to which HOTREC extensively contributed.

The CWA 5643 series is composed of two parts. First, the endorsement by CEN of the ISO PAS 5643 ‘Measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the tourism industry’, which contains requirements and recommendations for various tourism enterprises and locations

Second, a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) ‘Guidelines and requirements to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the tourism industry – Part 2’ offers a dedicated European label and clarifies minimum requirements for a quality assurance mechanism.

EU countries now have the opportunity to award the label, making use of various EU funding possibilities. Tourism service providers can use the protocols of the ISO PAS 5643 only, or opt on that basis for labelling under the CWA, if and as provided for by national competent authorities.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
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Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
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