Hotels up and down the country are finding ways to help people in isolation because of Covid-19, using time, resources and staff to bring items to those most in need in their communities.
Simonstone Hall in Hawes, Yorkshire has introduced a ‘Hall and Home’ package, offering a selection of home-cooked meals each day of the week delivered to the door of locals for £49.99 per week.
Luxury London hotel, The Hari, is taking a similar stance, offering the services of staff to friends and neighbours in the community, from delivering shopping, a phone call, collecting supplies from the pharmacy or posting mail.
A pub in Greater Manchester is offering free hotel rooms to anyone unable to self-isolate at home because they live with someone vulnerable to coronavirus.
The 330-year-old Flying Horse Hotel in Rochdale has vowed to stay open ‘as long as we can’ and ‘help where we can’, posting on Facebook that rooms will be available free of charge for those who may find themselves homeless out of fear of endangering a vulnerable person.
On Monday, BH announced that Best Western was meeting this week to discuss the possibility of using hotel rooms as temporary hospitals to ease the burden on the NHS.
OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal said the company has started discussions to offer its network of hotels as quarantine centres for suspected Covid-19 cases as well as those who have to compulsorily self-isolate themselves.
The Yan at Broadrayne in Grasmere has also launched a local ready meal delivery service in reaction with a small menu of some of its most loved dishes that will be prepared on-site by Executive Chef, Will Manley, but will be designed to be heated at home.
The Hare & Hounds in Levens is well known for its local takeaway service of hand-rolled, homemade Italian pizzas, burgers and fish and chips. The village pub will be continuing its takeaway service but also offering a delivery service to its customers in the Levens area, ensuring contactless delivery for anyone self-isolating or social distancing.
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