Hygiene rules: Ovolo Hotels staff to wear masks in Australian first

by James Wilkinson

Ovolo Hotels has become the first Australian hotel group to make it compulsory all front-line employees wear masks.

Ovolo Hotels recently launched its OC/DC (Obsessive Commitment to Deep Cleaning) initiative all in the name of some good clean fun and whilst the chain has always been committed to providing guests with the highest possible hygiene standards, it says it is always looking for areas to extend this promise.

As such, from this week, Ovolo has become the first hotel group in Australia to make it compulsory all front-line, guest facing employees wearing masks to help to stop the spread.

“We know everyone will miss the beaming smiles of our shiny, happy people, but it’s the right thing to do to,” said Ovolo Hotels Founder & CEO Girish Jhunjhnuwala.

“It will not be forever, but for now, we all do our bit to help stop the spread. And when it’s all over and the masks come off – we’ll share a cheeky grin again!”

He said it has become abundantly clear the wearing of masks drastically helps in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

“It is important to everyone at Ovolo that guests and the team are kept safe, happy, and healthy – let’s face it, this Ovolo’s number one priority,”Jhunjhnuwala said.

Additionally, Ovolo says it will provide OC/DC kits on request which contain useful information on Ovolo’s OC/DC initiative and how we are helping stop the spread, with a mask for those guests who need that extra reassurance.