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Monday, 22nd June 2020

 

REF: 9/2/2-20-GKL
19 JUNE 2020
MEDIA RELEASE                                         (ACCOMMODATION TO OPEN) 1 of 1
For Immediate Release
NATIONAL PARKS YET TO OPEN ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement it is preparing for a recall of its hospitality staff and for a phased in approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities in the wake of an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that accommodation providers can resume operations in alert level 3.
This is according to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni, who said the President's address on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 brings good news to SANParks and many nature lovers who for the past three months have been yearning to visit their favourite national park. “However we urge those who cannot wait to book into our accommodation to exercise a bit of patience as SANParks readies itself for the reopening.’
He said SANParks will approach the opening of its accommodation facilities responsibly to ensure that the gains made by South Africa in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are not compromised.
Mketeni said the process of recalling back staff in preparation for the reopening is still to commence… “we will then immediately activate the re-training of staff on new operating protocols in line with industry standards. The safety of both staff and guests is critical and we have to ensure that we are in compliance with regard to regulations as well as health standards and protocols. We will announce the dates for the reopening of accommodation bookings in the next few days”
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Issued by: South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications: Tel: 012 426 5170
Media Enquiries: Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli: SANParks Acting Head of Communications Tel: 012 426 5203 cell: 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org  
For previous media statements please go to www.sanparks.org 
Follow us on Twitter @SANParks 
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MEDIA RELEASE                                         

South African National Parks (SANParks) said in a statement it is preparing for a recall of its hospitality staff and for a phased in approach in the reopening of its overnight facilities in the wake of an announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that accommodation providers can resume operations in alert level 3.
This is according to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni, who said the President's address on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 brings good news to SANParks and many nature lovers who for the past three months have been yearning to visit their favourite national park. “However we urge those who cannot wait to book into our accommodation to exercise a bit of patience as SANParks readies itself for the reopening.’
He said SANParks will approach the opening of its accommodation facilities responsibly to ensure that the gains made by South Africa in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are not compromised.
Mketeni said the process of recalling back staff in preparation for the reopening is still to commence… “we will then immediately activate the re-training of staff on new operating protocols in line with industry standards. The safety of both staff and guests is critical and we have to ensure that we are in compliance with regard to regulations as well as health standards and protocols. We will announce the dates for the reopening of accommodation bookings in the next few days”

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Issued by: South African National Parks (SANParks) Corporate Communications: Tel: 012 426 5170
Media Enquiries: Reynold “Rey” Thakhuli: SANParks Acting Head of Communications Tel: 012 426 5203 cell: 073 373 4999 or email: rey.thakhuli@sanparks.org  
For previous media statements please go to www.sanparks.org 
Follow us on Twitter @SANParks 
Like Us on Facebook: South African National Parks
Follow us on Instagram @sanparks
Talk to us directly by joining the parks e-forum: www.sanparks.org/forum

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