Yorkshire-based White Swan Inn has announced it is offering free accommodation to NHS staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The nine rooms at the White Swan are in a converted stable block with their own entrances, bathrooms and stocked fridges, which are “ideal for NHS staff who are self-isolating, away from their families/loved ones as they work or need isolated days off.”
NHS workers are encouraged to bring their own bed linen and towels as local volunteers from Pickering will clean the rooms after being left fallow for 72 hours.
Owner Victor Buchanan told Hotel Owner: “The hotel is in an enforced closure, rather than sit around doing nothing we thought, what could we do to help. We have offered our nine rooms that are outside the main hotel building, so from an accessibility point of view and from a safety point of view then these rooms are perfect.
“If any member of the NHS or emergency services need somewhere to stay because they are worried about going home or maybe they have someone at home that is in a very vulnerable position and they want to keep working”
Three of the White Swan Inn chefs have also volunteered to get 50 meals to Scarborough and York hospital on Good Friday (April 10). The hotel has also announced a “lockdown Sunday lunch” where the same chefs and other volunteers have worked to get Sunday lunches out to customers who are self-isolating in the area.