Here’s How Okada Manila Provides Its Staff Peace Of Mind During A Pandemic
The integrated resort ensures that its 5,000+ staff members are protected from COVID-19 through a free vaccination program
As we're still on MECQ (Modified Enhanced Communit Quarantine), it becomes even more important to find ways to protect ourselves and the people around us at home and at work. This is the philosophy that Okada Manila stands for—caring for each of their team members and their loved ones by offering them a free COVID-19 vaccination. The program, held in partnership with AC Health and which started in July, is expected to be completed by 4th quarter of the year.
“Vaxta sama-sama, Panalo” is the integrated resort’s vaccination program aimed at safeguarding the health and safety of its more than 5,700 team members. “Having our team members and their loved ones vaccinated won’t just keep them safer from the threat of COVID 19, this will also give them some peace of mind during this unprecedented and unpredictable time,” Okada Manila President, Byron Yip, shares. “As frontliners of the hospitality and tourism industry, we want to give our team members the safest possible work environment.”
Apart from strictly observing IATF and DOT safety guidelines, Okada Manila has put in place industry-leading safety protocols within the property. It has also implemented efforts in taking care of its employees extends towards other well-being programs such as mental health webinars, skills enhancement e-sessions, counselling services, and distribution of health kits.
According to Yip, the “Vaxta sama-sama, Panalo” vaccination program aims to encourage other businesses and individuals to follow suit. “More vaccinated individuals mean we can contribute to managing the number of COVID-19 cases in the country while also helping with restarting the economy,” he says.
“Vaxta sama-sama, Panalo,” is a reinforcement of Okada Manila’s commitment to keep its premises a safe space for its team members. This year, the integrated resort received certification from Forbes Travel Guide and digital healthcare leader Sharecare, the Department of Tourism’s Safety Seal, and the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, making it one of the safest leisure establishments in the world.