Wonderla Bengaluru Becomes the First Amusement Park in India To Receive COV-safe certification

Strengthening its commitment to maintaining Hygiene, Wonderla Bengaluru has secured COV-Safe certification by Bureau Veritas India. The certificate was officially handed over by Mr. Benny John, Regional General Manager – South, Bureau Veritas India, to Mr. Arun Chittilappilly, Managing Director, Wonderla Holidays Ltd. on 15th January 2021. Wonderla is the first amusement park chain in the country to receive this highly coveted certification that will further help reduce the risk of the pandemic for visitors and park employees.

‘COV-SAFE Hygiene Assessment’ is designed to reassure visitors and employees entering the premises about the good practices in place to prevent contamination during the unlocking phase of any business premise with large people movement. The certification will help Wonderla Bengaluru as it has taken into consideration areas contributing to lack of hygiene and supporting in mitigating risks, ensuring compliance, prompt procurement and infrastructure planning and employing sanitization measures. ‘COV-SAFE Hygiene Assessment’ is based on the parameters of leadership, risk management, compliance management, personal hygiene, facility hygiene, monitoring measurement & analysis.

As part of the procedure, Bureau Veritas first assessed Wonderla Bengaluru remotely followed by an onsite audit for the hygiene management system. Wonderla Bengaluru has been awarded a ‘Diamond’ grade certification for meeting the required standards. The certificate is valid for a year, and during this period, the theme park will be assessed every four months.

As part of the Hygiene and Sanitization Policy of the company, floors are marked to ensure guests can maintain physical distance in rides, restaurants, queue areas and kiosks. Common areas are sanitized every day using hypochlorite solution and the rides are sanitized frequently with approved chemicals. All the staff at Wonderla are mandated to wear masks, automatic hand sanitizers are provided at all rides, restaurants, changing rooms and other entry points. Separate bins have been placed for disposal of masks, gloves, and hand tissues. Chemical dosing is monitored frequently for maintaining adequate chlorine level in water to ensure proper disinfection.