QualSTAR COVID Safety Compliance scheme is a certification that assures patrons of the respective hotel’s or accommodation provider’s strict adherence to COVID-safety guidelines. It has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) that falls under the umbrella of Quality Council of India (QCI), an undertaking of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. It aims to provide an objective assessment of the preventive measures adopted by hotels to mitigate COVID-related risks and hazards.
Rajesh Maheshwari, CEO, NABCB, says, “NABCB is the national accreditation body in India for accreditation of certification and inspection bodies, and is established by the government as one of the constituent Boards under the Quality Council of India. NABCB accreditation programmes are internationally recognised by being signatory to the international multilateral mutual recognition agreements / arrangement (MLAs / MRAs). The accredited certificate or report issued by a certification body or inspection body under NABCB accreditation will have international acceptance, recognition, as the competence of the accredited body has been independently assessed as per the standards/regulations/schemes specified in the scope of accreditation granted by NABCB. Accreditation provides an assurance to the clients or the users, on the accredited conformity assessment (certification / inspection) results for the products and/or services they use.”