New Gov. update for accommodation providers from 8th June

08 Jun 2020

New Gov. update for accommodation providers from 8th June

Guidance on guests self-isolating as required by law

From 8 June, certain individuals travelling from overseas will be required by law to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. Businesses providing holiday accommodation can provide rooms to those required to self-isolate because they have arrived in England from outside the UK, or arrived in England from elsewhere in the UK but have within the preceding 14 days been outside the UK. Accommodation for these purposes should adhere to the same guidelines as for other permitted stays, including on social distancing and cleaning. Any stay in holiday accommodation should be for a limited, continuous period of time only, for reasons allowed by the Regulations and set out in this guidance. No one should stay in holiday accommodation for any longer than strictly necessary.

Guidance for hotels serving food

Hotels and accommodation providers that are remaining open to house critical workers, vulnerable groups and other exempted groups are still able to serve food, but should follow the social distancing guidelines (for example by providing a takeaway service, ‘grab and go’ service or room service).
Workplace canteens may remain open where there is no practical alternative for staff at that workplace to obtain food, but should adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Guidance for hotels on opening their grounds

Where hotels have large grounds, these can be made available to the public as long as guidance on accessing green spaces safely is followed. Where the hotel is also providing a takeaway food and drink service, guests should not be allowed to use outdoor seating to eat and drink.

People staying in accommodation that have symptoms of COVID-19

If a guest is displaying signs of the Covid-19 virus while staying in holiday accommodation for a permitted reason, they should inform the accommodation provider and self-isolate where they are to minimise any risk of transmission. Guests should follow guidance on dealing with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Once the guest (and if appropriate their family) has finished the required self-isolation period and is no longer symptomatic, they should return to their main residence and continue to follow the government guidance on self-isolation, household isolation and social distancing.
Read further guidance for non-essential travel during the COVID pandemic
Published 24 March 2020
Last updated 5 June 2020 + show all updates
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