November 12, 2021 – The Safety Seal-certified City of Dreams Manila establishes colleague immunity with 99 per cent of its staff fully immunized. The announcement comes timely as the luxury integrated resort gears to welcome more guests and reopen more facilities with the easing of Metro Manila to Alert Level 2.
“We are grateful to our colleagues who have taken the step towards protecting themselves, their families and colleagues, our guests and the community in general,” says Property President Geoff Andres. Fully vaccinated staff are those who have completed the required vaccine dosage. The resort, which has ordered enough vaccines to vaccinate its staff, is currently inoculating their staff’s dependents. Their children under 18 years old follow suit.
Various initiatives were granted by the resort to encourage the vaccination uptake, including two-day paid leaves on the day of the vaccination and after, to provide rest should the staff experience any post-vax side effects, and continuously re-enforcing the message that the vaccination is a collective effort and a compassionate step towards stemming the spread of COVID-19. Webinars conducted by medical authorities gave staff a better understanding on the benefits of being vaccinated. The resort also allowed time for vaccine confidence to grow, as those who initially hesitated eventually agreed, upon seeing their colleagues get vaccinated, and also provided shuttle service from the resort to the vaccination sites for its team members, and allowed them to get vaccinated during work hours
Pregnant staff are offered hotel limousine service from their home within a reasonable radius to the vaccination center and back. The resort’s inhouse Occupational Health and Safety unit keep track on the staff’s vaccination status, and helps the staff make appointments through available channels. Colleagues who have been off-site were urged early on to get vaccinated in their respective communities where available.
City of Dreams Manila implements a “Play it Safe” campaign, which mandates all colleagues to follow stringent health and safety guidelines throughout the property, including their work areas and in community spaces such as the employees’ dining area.