Kerala Arts and Crafts Village in Thiruvananthapuram is being made a Covid-19 audited public space where visitors can walk in without the fear of being infected with the coronavirus.
Thiruvananthapuram: After ushering in various measures to keep livelihoods protected from the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kerala government has embarked on an ambitious project that would create a Covid Audited Public Space in the state capital.
The Kerala Arts and Crafts Village near Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram is being positioned as a model, by transforming itself into a Covid Audited Public Space where the general public can visit without being exposed to the risk of contacting the coronavirus.
Covid-19 audited public space: Arts and Crafts Village to be a model venture
According to Tourism Minister P.A. Muhammad Riyas, Kerala’s tourism sector is not ready to give up in its battle against Covid 19. Many innovative projects have been implemented, including in-car dining, bio-bubble tourism, and well charted out vaccination destinations. The new project at the Kerala Arts and Crafts Village will conduct a Covid audit throughout the campus to ensure that the space is Covid free.
Auditing and security arrangements are being implemented in accordance with the government’s Covid 19 protocols applicable to the tourism sector. The project, being carried out under the leadership of Kerala Arts and Crafts Village General Manager Freddy Soman, will ensure that all efforts aimed at halting the spread of the illness is in place so that visitors can freely visit the public space.
Bio-bubble tourism spaces to halt Covid 19 spread; attract tourists
Earlier, Kerala had set an example for the entire country in insulating tourists from Covid-19 to the maximum by creating an efficient and meticulous bio-bubble model to create protective layers of mostly inoculated service providers to receive and host tourists.
Bio-bubbles are sanitized, safe and secure environments, where people within them who are likely to come into contact with tourists, are vaccinated.
The protective ring of the Bio-bubble will see that tourists landing in any airport in Kerala meet only vaccinated ground staff. From the airport they can drive to their chosen destinations in cabs, provided by accredited tour operators, whose drivers are all vaccinated. The same goes for the hotels, resorts or home stays they stay during their holiday, where the staff are vaccinated.
Kerala had also launched a highly successful, targeted campaign to vaccinate the entire population in tourism destinations.