Singapore has launched new hygiene certification program for hospitality industry

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Singapore is currently on a cleaning blitz. The city-state famous for its cleanliness and hygiene standards has launched a new government-led certification program for hotels and restaurants to restore public confidence in its facilities and raise the bar again in public sanitation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be certified “SG Clean,” businesses must pass a seven-point checklist that includes screening the health and temperature of employees and workplace hygiene practices.

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Businesses that have been certified SG Clean so far include the food and retail stores along the Orchard Road shopping belt, the Grand Hyatt Singapore, the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Village Hotel Sentosa and the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa. 

The program has already rolled out to hawker centers and coffee shops, and will also target high-traffic areas like shopping malls, tourist attractions, conference venues, schools and public transportation.

The program is voluntary for Singapore’s 37,000 tourism and hospitality businesses.