The Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport (MCTTT) together with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Fijian Competition and Commerce Commission (FCCC) and Fiji Police Force (FPF) will jointly undertake monitoring and evaluation of business compliance to the COVID safe protocols for business operations.
This joint collaborative effort is our road to safely recover the Fijian economy and generate economic activity – through restarting the Fijian businesses and return Fijians to jobs.
It is critically important that Fijian businesses adhere and implement COVID safe business protocols. It is equally important that employees and customers also adhere to the protocols
The Minister for Commerce, Trade Tourism and Transport, Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya said “Business Operators are reminded that businesses cannot operate as normal. Normal has a new definition that requires everyone to take extra precautions.”
“With the new Public Health (Amendment) Act 2021 passed in Parliament this week, businesses should take responsibility of their premises, as well as customers or employees. A business that allows anyone who is not following the minimum COVID-safe measures to enter their establishment, will be held responsible” said Hon. Koya.
The Fijian Government urges businesses to consciously go beyond the minimum protocols and come up with safer ways to do business.
“We will also use this opportunity to create awareness and dialogue with the businesses in relation to the protocols” said Hon. Koya.
The Minister further stated that this will be an on-going exercise and acknowledged MHMS, FCCC and the FPF for coming on board for this exercise due to their understanding and extensive experience in engaging with the business community.
Officials from respective agencies will be visiting businesses to monitor compliance to the Business Operations and undertake respective surveys.
Businesses can access the COVID safe business protocols from the Ministry website or call 163 for queries and clarifications.