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Birmingham hotel to stay open for NHS staff and key workers

The Ibis Styles hotel on Hagley Road, Birmingham, has announced it is keeping its doors open to key workers who need a place to stay during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rooms have been made available at the 62 bed-property specifically for those who have been outlined by the Government as key workers in the “fight against Coronavirus”, together with those visiting the Birmingham region and currently unable to travel home.

The hotel is located in close proximity to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and just a short distance from the newly opened Birmingham Nightingale Hospital, where patients are being treated for the virus.

The decision for the ibis styles to remain open was in response to the Government’s announcement that hotels may only be used for key workers who are essential to the coronavirus emergency, together with guests who require a place to stay because their primary home is not available to them.

The hotel said it is taking additional precautions in cleaning all areas and touch points of the hotel, including daily cleaning of all 62 bedrooms with proven disinfectant.

Danny Crompton, general manager of ibis Styles Hagley Road said: “We welcome NHS staff and other key workers to get in touch if they need somewhere to stay during the pandemic.

“We recognise that many key workers who are crucial to the fight against Coronavirus are needing to self-isolate away from their family home for a variety of reasons. By keeping our doors open, we are offering these workers a safe, clean environment to return to.

He added: “What’s more, we have a number of families who had travelled from overseas countries to visit Birmingham but are not able to travel home. In keeping our doors open, we have and will continue to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for these guests for as long as they need.”

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