Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Achieves GBAC STARTM Facility Accreditation and Announces Reopening Date

PUBLISHED October 22, 2020 | updated October 22, 2020 03:17

Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STARTM accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities with the property set to reopen on November 10, 2020.  

Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the resort has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its Resort.  

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STARTM helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”   

To achieve GBAC STARTM accreditation, Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.  

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Boasting elegant beach bungalows , Junior Suite and beautiful over water villas, Diamonds Athuruga is a paradise located at just a 20 minutes scenic flight away from Malé International Airport. The wellness centre offers a variety of treatments and Ayurvedic massages and a well equipped diving centre provides enthusiasts with the very best underwater experiences. Athuruga is the ideal resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence, where attention to detail will make your journey unforgettable. Let yourself be charmed by one of the most unique, enchanting well known coral reefs in the Maldives and discover its secrets thanks to the marine biologists on the island. At Diamonds Athuruga the uniqueness of all inclusive formula allows its guests to enjoy every second of their holiday in total relaxation. 


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