Covid: Government refuses to reveal the number of positive cases at quarantine hotels

The Government has refused to reveal the number of Covid cases found through its controversial quarantine hotels scheme. Since February 15, travelers returning home to the UK after visiting one of 33 red-listed countries have been forced to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 each. The red-list areas are … Read more

Covid: Government refuses to reveal the number of positive cases at quarantine hotels

The Government has refused to reveal the number of Covid cases found through its controversial quarantine hotels scheme. Since February 15, travelers returning home to the UK after visiting one of 33 red-listed countries have been forced to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 each. The red-list areas are … Read more

Covid Australia: Quarantine system in chaos as hotels QUIT

Hotels are quitting Australia’s border quarantine system amid fears that repeated outbreaks are damaging their brands – throwing the network into chaos. A dozen establishments including Sydney’s five star Hilton and InterContinental and Melbourne’s Marriott will no longer take part in the scheme, according to reports. The move piles pressure on state leaders to find an alternative … Read more

Experts fear rooms at quarantine hotels will become Covid hotspots due to ventilation systems

The Government’s quarantine hotels was plunged into chaos today as a hotel group chief claimed the sites could become Covid infection hotspots, while union bosses warned the new system will not be enough to stop variants from spreading Ahead of the new rules being introduced at midnight, Meher Nawab, chief executive of the London Hotel … Read more

Experts fear rooms at quarantine hotels will become Covid hotspots due to ventilation systems

Quarantine hotels could become Covid infection hotspots due to the type of ventilation systems they use, a hotel group chief has today claimed. Meher Nawab, chief executive of the London Hotel Group, warned airport hotels often rely on central air flow systems – in which air is passed through a centralised unit. He warned this … Read more

Quarantine hotels: Travellers being used as ‘guinea pigs’, says paramedic couple returning to UK

A paramedic couple returning to the UK with their five-week-old daughter after four years living in Abu Dhabi have said  travellers should not be used as ‘guinea pigs’. From Monday, UK nationals or residents returning to England from 33 countries will be required to spend 10 days in Government-designated quarantine hotel at a cost of … Read more

Illegal migrants are getting Covid jabs in plush quarantine hotels at Heathrow

At the four star Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking lawns on the outskirts of London, 20-year-old Abdul from the Sudan says he is pleased with his new life here in Britain. He proclaims proudly: ‘I was given the vaccination yesterday at the hotel to stop me catching Covid. There are 400 migrants living here and we … Read more

Illegal migrants are getting Covid jabs in plush quarantine hotels at Heathrow

At the four star Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking lawns on the outskirts of London, 20-year-old Abdul from the Sudan says he is pleased with his new life here in Britain. He proclaims proudly: ‘I was given the vaccination yesterday at the hotel to stop me catching Covid. There are 400 migrants living here and we … Read more

BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show goes behind the scenes at St Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort

Behind the scenes in a Caribbean paradise: BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show reveals the hard work that goes into creating dream stays at St Lucia’s ‘lost city-style’ Jade Mountain resort Monica Galetti and Giles Coren go behind the scenes at the luxury hotel, where rooms cost up to £2,700pn  All 29 rooms have a private … Read more

Hotel chief blasts Government over quarantine hotels chaos

Boris Johnson’s hotel quarantine plans have been savaged by an industry boss who claimed his firm is yet to hear from the Government on how the policy will actually work.  Rob Paterson, the UK chief executive of Best Western Hotels, said his company is being ‘kept in the dark’ by ministers and ‘we simply haven’t … Read more