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Hotels in lockdown

With the Government imposing new lockdown restrictions across England from this Thursday 5 November, it’s good to know we are still here to help with your hotel bookings. The new rules will see bars, restaurants and other indoor and outdoor leisure facilities close until 2 December but as yet, there has been no announcement to say that hotels must close.

We are in touch with our partners at international and national hotel chains as well as independent accommodation providers and they are all busy making plans for the next month. Some hotels will be closing as its not cost-effective to remain open. Others will be open to all workers while some hotels will be opening their doors for key workers and essential workers only.

Add to this the different tiers of lockdowns operating in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and knowing if, when and where you can stay turns a hotel booking into a tricky and confusing process.

Will you need proof of being an essential worker as in the last lockdown? How will your team be able to get breakfast or an evening meal? And what Covid-19 policies are in place at the hotel to bring a safe stay? These are just a few of the questions running through your mind right now.

But don’t worry. This is where our friendly Infotel service really comes into its best! We ask all those questions – plus more – as part of our hotel booking service.

Free Hotel Booking Service throughout lockdown

Our service is completely free. All you need to do is contact us with your preferred location, budget and any other requirements. Within a two hour turn-around, we’ll have a selection of hotels that meet your criteria. And crucially, we’ll be able to tell you about contactless check-ins, the catering options available for your team, and what other procedures the hotel has in place. This can range from Biocidal fog used for chemical cleaning of rooms, corridors and reception areas, through to how to get a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. Or how to book for an evening meal through the hotel’s room service or organise a grab and go breakfast for early starters.

Plus we are working with hotels who have free or flexible cancellation policies in place so we can book with confidence. And should your plans need to change, we’re here to make all the alterations for you.

Covid-19 Policies in Hotels during lockdown

Finding out what Covid-19 policies and procedures hotels have in place has been part of our hotel booking service since the first lockdown back in March. Many of hotels across the UK have now signed up to the Visit Britain Covid-19 ‘Good To Go’ scheme. This official accreditation means hotels and accommodation providers are working to an industry standard to bring a safe and secure stay for hotel guests. Thousands of hotels have also gained local authority certification to state the hotel is operating correctly during these challenging Covid-19 times.

Contact Us

Whether you’re an essential worker, key worker or a worker who needs to travel for work and warrants an overnight stay in England, let us help you with your hotel bookings. And if you’re travelling outside of England but within the UK, we can also help with your hotel reservations.

You can send us an enquiry via our website or if you would prefer to call, we’re available on 01775 843417, Monday – Friday, 9am- 5:30pm. And you can be assured we’re all working safely during this lockdown too!

We look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe.

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