Well – what an eventful couple of weeks this has been! We’ve had the sad demise of Flybe and the escalation of the Coronavirus, forcing Italy into complete lockdown.
No country is immune of course but I am pleased to report that at the time of writing, the beautiful British Virgin Islands remains coronavirus free but has procedures in place for immediate isolation should anyone become infected.
This is an excerpt from a statement issued by the BVI’s Minister for Health and Social Development the Hon Carvin Malone….
“While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our Territory, we are keeping a high level of vigilance and monitoring the global spread of the virus.“
And another excerpt from a statement issued by British Airways……
ENHANCED AIRCRAFT CLEANING
The cleanliness of our aircraft is of utmost importance. We have reviewed and made changes to our cleaning programme for aircraft including increasing our cleaning teams and audit inspections. Our disinfectant cleaning fluids are used on every aircraft after each flight to thoroughly clean all hard surfaces in the cabins and lavatories.
All our aircraft are fitted with HEPA filters which remove particulate and bacterial contamination and provide passengers with clean air. They provide the same level of air filtration as hospital operating theatres.
Responsible and reassuring words indeed. In the past, we’ve had to deal with SARS, Swine Flu’, Bird Flu’, to name but a few. All of them came and all of them went. COVID-19 will be no exception.
Instead of allowing this to dominate all of our lives, I urge you to think of happier things…..swaying palm trees, sparkling turquoise waters, white sand beaches, boats bobbing around on the warm sea.…you know where this is going right?
Pick up the phone and talk to me about booking your next holiday to the beautiful BVI and…..this could be you