The Prince Hotel is delighted to get back to business and we whole-heartedly thank you for your ongoing support. We continue to monitor and follow the latest advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and wellbeing of our guests and our team remains our number one priority. Our COVID Safe Plan is outlined below:

Undertake a deep clean of the premises
-Once open, continue processes and schedules for cleaning that maintain good hygiene (eg; spray and wiping tables with Ecolab Covid-19 disinfectant and washing water bottles, wiping menus, salt and pepper grinders, etc after each use)
-Display hygiene, physical distancing and way-finding signage to emphasise to staff and guests the expectation on all of us to stay safe (floor decals marking 1.5m spacing,  stickers on hand sanitiser units, posters, foot door openers on restroom doors)
-Provide hand sanitiser units for staff and guests at entrances and throughout the premises to encourage hand hygiene
-Maintain a register of all visitors to the premises (first name, telephone number, date and time of visit) including guests, maintenance workers and staff to support contact tracing and store it securely on-site for at least 28 days after the visit. Guests will need to check in via the ‘Covid-comply’ app
-Adhere to patron caps as per hospitality guidelines, maintain physical distancing in all indoor and outdoor areas. Maximum number of patrons is the number permitted by the density quotient (one patron per two square metres)
– Daily staff briefings to reinforce The Prince Hotel’s safety and hygiene practices to ensure they understand and can fulfil their duties and responsibilities
-All staff have their temperatures recorded at the beginning of each shift
-Facemask rules have been eased and masks are no longer mandatory in offices or in venues however wearing a face mask is recommended indoors and outdoors if you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other patrons
-Group bookings are to comply with the private gathering limits – the person or household booking the accommodation can have up to 30 additional guests per day from any household. Persons from separate bookings do not share bedrooms at the facility
-Indoor non-seated venue (Prince Bandroom) is open, with up to 50 per cent of fixed seated capacity. There is a maximum patron cap of 500 people. With the Covid-comply app, there is a density limit of 1 person per 2 square metres in common areas such as foyers, bars and bathrooms. All activities are ticketed. The dance-floor
is open with a maximum of 50 people and a 1 person per 4 square metres rule

Management Plan for a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 is;
• Contact the DHHS and Worksafe Victoria immediately and report the positive case
• Download the database from the Covid-comply app and make ready to provide to the DHHS upon request
• Prepare the staff listing with all close contacts ready to provide to the DHHS upon request
• Upon advice from the DHHS, request all close contact staff are tested and self-isolate at home until their results are received
• Upon advice from the DHHS prepare to potentially shutdown the specific venue or entire property and conduct a deep clean by a third party contractor
• Remain closed until advised by the DHHS and Worksafe Victoria