Baron Gozo Blog

An update from Baron Holiday Homes

Posted on 02 May 2020

Updated 2nd May 2020

Dear esteemed guest,

Like you and most of the world, we're making our best efforts to adjust to a rapidly evolving situation. This is why we made the decision to update this page every time we have the right information at hand.

Your Safety & Wellbeing

As we maneuver through this unprecedented situation, we would like you to rest assured that our main priority remains keeping our guests, staff and communities safe. 

Since the Coronavirus outbreak in the Maltese islands, we have implemented even more rigorous cleaning and disinfection measures at our properties, all according to the official World Health Organisation (WHO) and local guidelines. Furthermore, we are keeping tabs on any new advice issued by local medical and government authorities. 

These measures include but are not limited to:

  • Usage of disinfectants during routine cleaning of properties and communal spaces. The products we are using have been pre-approved by the relevant authority for use against emerging viral infections;

  • Training and information sessions are being provided to our staff to ensure that our guests find a safe property for their stay in Gozo;

  • Laundry washing bedroom and bathroom linen, and table cloths using disinfectants.

While the island of Gozo has been affected by this crisis, our properties currently remain open and committed to serving our guests, government personnel, and other authorities that require our service. Nevertheless, we shall always operate in accordance to local Government directives - even if this means restricting our services. We thus invite you to contact us should you require additional information. 

With the dynamic situation we are in right now, we advise all travellers to keep abreast with WHO guidelines and to follow any travel policies issued by their home countries prior to making any travel arrangements. 

The Statistics

The Covid19 restrictions introduced in Malta have left the desired effects as the island recorded a low rate of people infected. Bar a couple of occassions, the daily numbers have always been low and for the first time since the 7th March, this week Malta had its first day without any new cases of the Coronavirus. At the time of writing there are less than 100 active cases.

You may read more about Malta’s Coronavirus stats by clicking here.

Relaxation of Malta’s Covid19 Measures

During a press conference on the 1st May 2020,  the Prime Minister of Malta announced that as from the 4th of May, Malta’s Covid19 restrictions will be eased in what he described as the first step towards restoring normality.  

Some non-essential shops will be reopening on the 4th of May and travel to Gozo for leisure purposes will be possible once again as long as masks are worn and social distancing carried out.

The Prime Minister said that this is the first phase of relaxation of Covid19 measures and, if all goes well, more measures will be lifted in three weeks time.

Despite relaxing a few measures, some restrictions are still in place, including that everyone has to wear a mask in shops and on public transport and the number of people allowed to gather together is four.

Travel with Extra Confidence

As the Malta International Airport remains closed, we recognise the need for some of our guests to alter their holiday arrangements, and thus Baron Holiday Homes has adopted flexible conditions for travelers worldwide. 

In the context of the Covid19 issue, we’ve developed a page with a new set of policies. You may click here to access this page.

We will be regularly updating our policies as the situation evolves. We thus advise our guests to keep an eye on our social media pages and email newsletters as these will be the channels through which we will let you know of any updates. 

Thank you

Finally, we would like to thank you, our staff, government authorities and the members of our health services. This is an unprecedented situation that is changing with every hour that passes. We have never before faced such trying times but the spirit of community and commitment that is prevailing is putting wind in our sails as we navigate through this situation. 

Thank you for your ongoing support and shared efforts to help keep our communities strong and healthy. Please take care of yourselves and one another. 

From all of us at Baron Holiday Homes

 

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