Reopening Standards & Toolkits

To help you find the latest information and guidance on reopening after COVID-19, the GWI is aggregating global resources for hotel, spa, fitness, and wellness establishments. If you know of other valuable standards and guidelines for reopening, please email to Kendra Kobler and we will happily consider them for this page.

Spas, Salons & Wellness Facilities

International Spa Association (ISPA): Spa Reopening Toolkit
ESPA: Spa Guidelines COVID-19
MindBody Reboot Kit Spa: How to Reopen Your Salon, Spa, or Wellness Business Post COVID-19
The Beauty Experience: 28 Safety Guidelines for Reopening Salons, Barbershops + Spas
Barbicide: Health And Public Safety Recommendations For The Reopening Of The Professional Beauty Industry
European Waterpark Association: Two-Stage Plan of the European Waterpark Association e.v. for the Reopening of Waterparks and Spas
American Massage Therapy Association: COVID-19 Resources for Massage Therapists
Modern Salon: 28 Safety Guidelines for Reopening Salons and Barbershops
American Spa: The Ultimate Guide to Spa Sanitation
European Spa: Spa Crisis Management Plan
Design for Leisure: COVID-19: Maintaining Clean, Hygienic Hydrothermal Spa Areas
ISA Irish Spa Association: Business Re-activation Workbook, April 2020
Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition: Recommended Hygiene Standards for the Spa & Wellness Industry in a Post COVID-19 World
American Salon: 3 Ways To Prepare A Safe Salon Environment
NBC News: Reopening America: All 50 states have begun to reopen. See what that means for your state.
United Kingdom Spa Association (UKSA): COVID-19 Re-opening Guidelines
Florida Spa Association: Spa Guidelines – COVID-19 FSA Manual & Suggestions
Appointy: Various Reopening Guides and Tips for Spas, Salons, Fitness Centers and More
Indian Professional Beauty & Wellness Hygiene Alliance: COVID Reopening Standards
British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology: Back to Work Guidelines
CIDESCO: Standard Operating Procedures COVID 19


American Hotel & Lodging Association: Safe Stay for Enhanced Industry-Wide Hotel Cleaning Standards
Singapore Licensed Hotels: Checklist for SG Clean Program
Skift: Singapore Shows What the New Clean Is With Audit Initiative for Hotels
Skift/Airbnb: Airbnb to Roll Out Sanitization Plan for Hosts That Would Include 72-Hour Wait Between Stays
Hyatt: Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment 
Wynn Resorts: Wynn Las Vegas Health & Sanitation Program
Marriott International: Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council to Promote Even Higher Standards of Cleanliness in the Age of COVID-19
Hospitalitynet: Centara’s Enhanced Safety Measures Keep Guests and Staff Well-Protected
Hospitalitynet: Anantara Implements New “Stay With Peace of Mind” Programme Enhancing Health & Hygiene Measures for Returning Guests
Hilton: Hilton Defining a New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness, Working with RB/Lysol and Mayo Clinic to Elevate Hygiene Practices From Check-In to Check-Out
NH Hotel Group: NH Hotel Group and SGS announce collaboration on a global disinfection assessment seal with specific protocols for hotel sanitation and disinfection adapted to the new social reality
Bureau Veritas: Accor and Bureau Veritas launch a label based on sanitary measures to support the return to business in the hospitality and restaurant industry
Diversey: Guideline to the Hotel Re-opening
The Breakers: The Breakers Palm Beach Health & Safety Precautions in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Word Travel & Tourism Council: ‘Safe Travels’: Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal

Hot Springs & Hydrothermal Areas

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19
Design for Leisure: COVID-19: Hygiene and Cleaning Tips for Hydrothermal Areas
Dr. Marc Cohen: Turning up the heat on COVID-19: heat as a therapeutic intervention

Fitness Facilities

MindBody Reboot Kit Fitness: Reboot Kit: How to Reopen Your Fitness Business Post COVID-19
IHRSA: 18 Safety Considerations for Your Health Club Reopening Plan
The Soul Cycle Standard: Our commitment to the highest level of safety.
Technischen Universität München & IST-Hochschule Düsseldorf: Konzept zur Wiederöffnung von Fitnessstudios nach dem Höhepunkt der COVID-19 Pandemie
Europe Active: Summary of current recommended practices for operating under Covid-19 restrictions
Health Club Management: Here are the COVID-19 operating guidelines you’ve been waiting for: government publishes standards for gyms, spas and sport
Technogym: Re-open for a better world
UK Active: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and Guidance

Well Buildings

Fitwel: COVID-19 Resources Our Ongoing Response to Industry Demand
Well Certified: Places Matter: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: COVID-19 For Health