The Pig has announced the opening date of each of its hotels and revealed the safety measures that will be in place to adhere to the current Covid-19 restrictions.
On July 4, the six Pig hotels across the country will reopen, welcoming NHS staff and guests on the first two nights before the public can stay from July 6.
The new and hotly-anticipated Pig at Harlyn Bay in Cornwall will then launch on July 31 with construction teams now in the final stage of the renovation project.
The hotel group, run by Robin Hutson, has also announced what specific measures will be in place to adapt to the ‘new normal’.
Check in has moved from 3pm to 4pm to allow for more time to clean guest bedrooms and full-time public area cleaners will also be employed for stringent cleanliness standards.
Restaurants will only be available to hotel guests for lunch and dinner, with dining times staggered to control the flow, while the government distancing measures remain in place. Table layouts and chair layouts will be adjusted accordingly and hand sanitiser will be available on every table.
Guests will be asked to pre-book a breakfast slot on arrival and the Pig grazing breakfast table will be removed.
Every team member will be trained in new health and hygiene-related procedures, with new HR policies and processes already implemented so teams can return to work.
Necessary PPE will be provided for all guest facing employees and housekeeping and teams will be health screened on arrival to each site before they start work.
Transparency with guests will also be a top priority, with information on measures and procedures shared with guests prior to their arrival.
The group’s Potting Shed treatment rooms will remain closed until further government advice is shared.
To mark reopening, The Pig has given away every room on July 4 to members of the NHS from within a 25-mile radius of each hotel. There were 5,843 nominations from members of the public and 190 NHS staff and carers were chosen to enjoy a break.
The Pig-in the South Downs will open in summer 2021.