𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗸𝘂𝗯𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗰𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲?
We keep talking about safety and hygiene measures but, what are they exactly? Businesses in Hakuba have taken steps to ensure that they provide a safe environment for both their customers and their workers, such as:
𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴: In general, experts recommend keeping a distance of 1m to 2m between people. There are different ways to ensure this, from reducing capacity to increasing the space between people on lifts or between tables at restaurants, and even installing screens to separate customers – many hospitality businesses have already been testing them.
𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Lifts, shops, bars, restaurants, rental properties, hotels… they’ll all be fully disinfected periodically, as well as after each customer when workers will also clean their hands thoroughly. Alcohol hand sanitizer is already available everywhere to customers at the entrances of lifts, supermarkets small shops and cafes.
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Wearing face masks is encouraged in public spaces. Although only obligatory in public transport (including planes) and when entering shops if the business requires it, face masks are a common sight throughout Japan. Temperature checks are also becoming commonplace and they’re already being carried out in some stores.
𝗜𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Businesses in Hakuba are designing specific Covid-19 protocols and they’ll inform the public of the steps and instructions to follow before and during their visit.