Restaurant with rooms group The Pig has pledged to offer free accommodation to frontline staff on opening night once the lockdown has been lifted, as part of the ‘#treatourNHS’ scheme.
‘#treatourNHS’ is a very recently started campaign where holiday letting companies are offering rooms to NHS workers after the Covid-19 crisis.
The group said as a gesture of “huge thanks” it would like to donate the night prior to its first night of its re-opening, “whenever that might be”, across each of its hotel to members of the NHS. The group has made 190 of its rooms available for caregivers to “put their feet up” and be “cared for” by the team.
The overnight stay will also compromise complementary breakfast and dinner.
Robin Hutson, CEO and chairman,said: “I think it’s true for most people in this country that in the past we have perhaps taken our NHS and care workers for granted…not so now. At this time when we really need them, the whole country is showing their deep appreciation and respect in many ways for how they put their lives on the line every day to keep us all safe.
“This initiative, to use our hotels to give some of them a treat when eventually we can re-open is really the least we can do. In Cornwall the NHS will be the first guests ever to stay at The Pig-at Harlyn Bay, where the much-anticipated opening has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”