IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has updated its range of information and guidance for members regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
IAAPA has updated its collection of resources for its global members around the coronavirus outbreak, in order to facilitate the sharing of useful and accurate information about COVID-19. The association already assembled a range of information for members last month and is carefully monitoring the situation around the world in order to keep members up to date.
IAAPA would like to reiterate that the attractions industry is a global community and that the health and safety of its members is a top priority. Members requiring immediate assistance can contact their regional office or email IAAPA.
Members can check the official World Health Organisation advice here. This includes advice for the general public and shareable graphics, as well as situation reports and travel advice. The WHO has also provided technical guidance.
IAAPA members in the EMEA region can also check the advice offered by the European Centre For Disease Prevention and Control, which has released interim guidance for environmental cleaning in non-healthcare facilities exposed to the virus.
Meanwhile, in North America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a range of resources, including further information on COVID-19, information for travel and mass gatherings guidance. There is also a downloadable fact sheet.
In addition to this, members in the LATAM Region can check the guidance offered by Organización Panamericana de la Salud & Organización Mundial de la Salud here.
IAAPA Asia Pacific Information Exchange Group
There is also an information exchange group of attractions industry professionals based in the Asia-Pacific region, which IAAPA members can connect with if they are in need of support.
IAAPA members and facilities will be able to discuss a range of issues with members of this group. For example, communication with guests, operational protocols, prior epidemic communications used in the past and more.
Details of how to contact the group can be found here. The opinions and advice offered by this group may not reflect the official position of IAAPA.
IAAPA recently reported on the success of its annual FEC Summit, held in Stone Mountain, Georgia.