UK quarantine hotels – I am busy interpreting the ‘package deal’ hotel quarantine rules for UK nationals entering the UK from red list countries starting 15th Feb.
This is how I see it so far:
You will be transported from the airport to your billet
You get to stay on your own in a small room at a budget airport hotel with a kettle and TV for 10 days.
You get 3 meals a day left outside your door. Remember it is budget airport hotel food.
You will be guarded 24 hours a day to stop you leaving.
You have to change your own sheets and towels
You are allowed some periods of exercise in the car park accompanied by security guards
You have to stick a swab up yer nose 4 or 5 times during your stay.
and … you get to pay over 1,000 quid for the privilege
WT actual F??
But … the hotel industry in the UK gets a much needed boost. Yay.
Stephen is a hospitality professional from Johannesburg South Africa. His career started with THF hotels in the UK and subsequently with the Southern Sun Hotel group in Johannesburg. Hickmore Recruitment / CareerMap, is a leading supplier of Senior and Exec recruitment services for the hospitality industry in Southern Africa. Stephen recently added career change services, headlining as CareerMap, to assist job applicants. Stephen is a founder and business developer of Pple Hospitality (formerly HSC) the largest Hospitality Industry full-service outsourced staffing company in South Africa. In March 2020 Stephen became a director and part-owner of the Swiss Hotel School South Africa. Stephen writes for a number of publications on food and hospitality industry matters, trends and opinions.