booking.com important message 24.3.20
We are very concerned that your advice is incomplete/incorrect.
The actual government advice is:
COVID-19 advice for accommodation providers
Guidance and advice for those providing hotel and other accommodation in the UK.
Published 24 March 2020
Businesses providing holiday accommodation (including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, caravan parks, boarding houses and short term lets) should now take steps to close for commercial use as quickly as is safely possible.
Full consideration should be given to the possible exclusions for residents that should be allowed to remain. Any decision to close should be implemented in full compliance with the social distancing guidelines.
What the exclusions mean
Hotels and other accommodation providers should be able to remain open if:
- They are part of the response to support key workers or vulnerable groups.
So accommodation for key workers is advised and should be advertised as an essential service.
Kind regards, Rob Boyles (partner)