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COVID-19 - Let's explore France again taking care of each other !

We are all living in a very special time, but that shouldn't stop us from living memorable moments and experiences in the safest conditions!  

Facing this health crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, which is hitting us all, I have put in place several health procedures on all my touristic services in order to fight against the spread of the virus and minimize the risks. I will do my best best to make sure you will be able to fully enjoy your tour in a complete sanitary safe way ! 
We are finally getting closer...  But not too close anyway! 

 

 1) About the tours including transport in mini-van as Bordeaux wine or cognac tasting tours 


Bordeaux Cognac Tour guide has officially started again its tour activities from 15 June 2020. The vehicle is a 9-seater Ford tourneo insured with Gan assurances located in Blaye. To find out more about my people mover 

 

  • Before the day of the tour :


Check list Please let me know if you suspect any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sneezing or difficult breathing) in order to consider postponing your tour.  Similarly, if I have the slightest doubt about my own health, I will suggest that you postpone or cancel the tour at no charge.

Check list In order to maintain the recommended social distancing, the number of passengers is limited to 4 - consider maximum of 5 people on board (driver-guide included). 

Check list  At this time, I will offer private tours only. Ideally the payment of the service should be made in advance by bank transfer to avoid exchange on the spot.  
However, a credit card payment device will be available on site. 

 

  • During the tour :


Check list A kind reminder about the barrier gestures will be made before boarding the vehicle and a laminated and disinfected sheet  will be available on board.

Check list Only the driver-guide will open and close the sliding doors of the vehicle from the outside and will disinfect his hands before each manipulation. 

 Check list From the inside of the vehicle, only the customers will open and close the doors.  The seat giving access to the last bench seat will be handled by the passengers as well.

Check list You must bring your own most elegant mask and wear it on board the vehicle for the whole duration of the journey. Hands have to be washed with hydro-alcoholic gel when boarding. Likewise, the driver-guide will wear a mask for the entire duration of the journey. 

Check list It is strictly forbidden to sit in the front next to the driver.

Check list Consumption of food and drinks is forbidden on board the vehicle. Cleaning contact spot tourism van

 Check list The vehicle will be equipped with a sanitary kit : hydro-alcoholic gel, rubbish bags, tissues, disinfectant wipes...

Check list All high touch (handles, buttons, window openings...) will be disinfected several times a day with alcohol-impregnated wipes. 

Check list In order to maintain permanent ventilation, the vehicle will always be driven with at least one window open. 

 

 

 

 

  •  After the Tour 


Check list  Please leave the vehicle with all your rubbish at the end of the tour.  A rubbish bin with a plastic bag are at your disposal aboard.

Check list The vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected according to a sanitary procedure recommended by the French authorities for Taxis and private drivers.  The job description is available here.

Check list In addition, the vehicle will have been disinfected with ozone the day before each tour and after each tour (including the air conditioning system).

 

About Ozone disinfection for my tourism minivan

This process is done with an OZONE GENERATOR!
It transforms oxygen O2 into ozone O3.The earth's air is composed of 21% oxygen and 78% nitrogen and other gases including ozone.  
An ozone molecule is composed of 3 oxygen atoms instead of 2 and the bond with the 3rd atom is very unstable.
 Ozone can oxidize all organic compounds, destroy bacterial and viral colonies, it has the unique property of decomposing in its original form - oxygen - without leaving any residue (this is called half-life).  
Why do I use ozone in my car? Because ozone is a gas that can infiltrate into every little corner, the air and all surfaces, including the air conditioning system, can be thoroughly disinfected.

 

 Ozone desinfection process for the tourism people mover

 

 

 

Read the sanitary protocol for touring with Bordeaux Cognac Tour Guide

 

Good practices to combat Covid-19 -  Bordeaux Cognac Tour Guide

 

 

2) for guided tours on foot or by motorcoach


A health charter has been published by the FNGIC (Fédération Nationale des Guides Interprètes et Conférenciers) and reinforced by the Association des Guides de Nouvelle-Aquitaine of which I am a member. 

 

  • Before the Guided Tour : 


 Check list Please let me know if you suspect any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, sneezing or difficult breathing) in order to consider postponing your tour.  Similarly, if I have the slightest doubt about my own health, I will suggest that you postpone or cancel the tour at no charge.

 Check list Ideally the payment of the service should be made in advance by bank transfer to avoid the exchange on the spot.  A credit card payment device will nevertheless be available on the spot.

 

  • During the service : 

Check list A reminder of the barrier gestures of Public Health France will be made before starting the tour.    Throughout the visit, your guide will be equipped with a protective visor in e

 Check list During the whoole guided tour, I will be equipped with a protective visor outside and a face mask inside (museum, shop, vehicle...).

Check list Only the tour guide will open and close doors, gates, museum entrance... and will disinfect his hands at each contact.

Check list You must bring your most elegant mask with you for the tour and wear it! It is strongly recommended to wear it during the tour, especially in busy places (shopping streets, tourist spots...). It will be mandatory inside museums, exhibition areas or shops ... which will punctuate our route.

Check list The social distances (at least 1.50 metres between people who are not from the same household) between each person must be respected.

Check list Explanation speech  will be done in appropriate places to be able maintain social distancing. The itinerary of the tours will be studied beforehand in order to avoid, as far as possible, areas densely occupied by crowds.

Check list The number of participants will be limited to 20 people and I will give preference to private tours. Have you always wanted a tour guide just for you and your family? Your friends? Now is the time to give it a try!

 Check list The tour guide will have at your disposal a sanitary kit : hydroalcoholic gel, garbage bags,  tissues, disinfecting wipes...

 

  •  After the performance : 

Check list Dedicated professional equipment (CB devices, laminated visula supports...) will be disinfected. 

 

Read the sanitary protocol for touring with Bordeaux Cognac Tour Guide

 

Can't wait to guide you again in Bordeaux or Cognac !

So I'm expecting many of you (not too many anyway, eh!)
to visit or rediscover the Bordeaux region, its vineyards and small villages,
the Gironde estuary or the south Charente, Cognac, Jarnac and even Saintes or Royan!

 

Stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones!

See you soon ! 

Bordeaux Tour Guide with a visor (covid-19 pandemic)

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