Hotels near Heathrow Airport will take at least three weeks to be ready to host travellers arriving to the UK who have to quarantine, 수원가라오케 MailOnline has learned.
The Cabinet coronavirus operations committee is today finalising an Australian-style hotel quarantine system that will cost up to £1,500 for ten days’ self-isolation with meals served to their room and supervised by security.
But as Boris Johnson prepares to sign off the new tighter border controls, a manager at The Holiday Inn on the M4 near Heathrow warned: 인계동가라오케 ‘I’ve heard it’s about a three week turnaround to convert them to quarantine centres.’
As the Holiday Inn boss told MailOnline some hotels would not be ready to accommodate guests until the middle of next month, a number of hotels along the A4 Bath Road leading up to the airport remained open and ready to take guests, but staff appeared unaware of the government’s plans.
Next to the airport, the Ibis Hotel already has two guests paying £44-an-night to self-isolate after travelling back to England from abroad.
From the outside, the hotel resembles a 1980s office block and the 356 rooms are basic and mostly small containing a Television, a wooden writing desk and bed.
A manager at the hotel said: ‘Guests are required to remain in their rooms at all times and must not leave while in self-isolation. We provide room service and have staff on 24-hours if they are needed.
‘The rooms are £44-a-night but that doesn’t include meals.
If people want to quarantine here for ten days it’s going to cost about £500.
A plane passes over the Travelodge Hotel at Heathrow as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to approve plans to force some travellers arriving to the UK to quarantine in hotels to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants
The Courtyard Hotel, owned by Marriott, stands empty as thousands of hotel rooms will be filled every day once the quarantine scheme comes in
Terminal 5 at Heathrow was quiet today but thousands of people every day will be expected to head into quarantine for ten days
The Best Western hotel group (Heathrow branch pictured today) is said to be interested in taking part in the quarantine scheme, which involves guests changing their own sheets and towels during their ten-day stay
Holiday Inn is also understood to be ready to open up its thousands of rooms in the UK to people travelling in when the PM brings in a quarantine system
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