UK hotel group De Vere has launched a series of new health and safety measures in the light of Covid-19, grouped together under the ‘Wellbeing at Heart’ banner.

The company has partnered with hygiene cleaning firm ChemEco to use environmentally friendly solutions including jet action ‘misting’ technology.

‘Clean seals’ will be placed on doors ahead of guest arrivals, “to provide peace of mind that the room has been sanitised and that nobody else has entered following a deep clean”, and customers will be provided with wellbeing kits including hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, and a set of socks, gloves and face mask.

De Vere’s gym and spa facilities will only be available to hotel guests, via a new booking system to reduce numbers, and in-hotel restaurants will offer takeaway menus.

For our round-up of what other measures hotel groups are taking to reassure guests, see:

Hotels ramp up cleaning measures

The group plans to reopen its properties in locations including The Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Windsor and Surrey on July 10, and has launched new packages including an overnight stay, chilled drinks, a two-course takeaway dinner and a grab and go breakfast from £179 per couple or £229 per family. All bookings currently benefit from fully flexible cancellation terms.

In addition, 10 per cent of the value of completed stays (including VAT) will be paid to NHS Charities Together, which supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Commenting on the initiative Ellie Orton, CEO, NHS Charities Together, said:

“As businesses continue to slowly reopen, we are delighted that De Vere has elected to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients. The money raised will make a huge difference as we continue to help those directly affected by the pandemic but also as we help deal with the aftermath of COVID-19.

“Thank you to De Vere and everyone that takes advantage of this opportunity to have a break while also supporting our appeal.”