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AuntyBess Fri 12-Jun-20 14:41:27

DH and I have a small business - he does the occupation of the work and I do admin and logistics. I also have another job which is furloughed currently.

He needs to go and perform some critical (though not key/essential/urgent) work 3 hours from home tomorrow and Sunday.

He's asked me to go and we'll have a night away from home in an hotel.

My role is certainly not needed in the location in the weekend, but jeepers we could do with a break from the house. DC can look after themselves and dog for 36 hours.

AIBU to accompany him though I'm not performing essential role?

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Spied Fri 12-Jun-20 14:44:03

I didn't realise hotels were open for business.
I'd not be comfortable my DH or I going at all and staying away from home.

Ooopsijustsnarted Fri 12-Jun-20 14:44:05

Can you stay in hotels at the moment? I know loads of people who work in hotels and they are all furloughed?

I dont know how I would feel staying away from home at the moment.

EmeraldShamrock Fri 12-Jun-20 14:46:13

Are hotels open?

ASandwichNamedKevin Fri 12-Jun-20 14:47:46

As long as you're not about to tell us the DC are 5 years old!

DH has been away for work for 2 weeks, he visited at the weekend and is coming home today. It was easier to just rent an apartment for the duration than pay for a hotel the nights he needed. This was in a seaside town. Lots of hotels closed but not all.

Nihiloxica Fri 12-Jun-20 14:52:10

Staying in hotels was fine in flu times, AIDS times, Polio times, and cholera times, so once this lockdown madness ends and hotels are allowed to open, I'm sure they will be grateful for your business.

GlassHouseYouGlassHouse Fri 12-Jun-20 15:15:04

That sounds wonderful! I'd love a break from being at home, plus a change of scenery... YANBU, enjoy yourself!

postyourlunch Fri 12-Jun-20 15:17:04

I thought only keyworkers could stay in hotels at the moment?

I don't see the problem though.

lljkk Fri 12-Jun-20 15:18:26

You're business partners & this is a business trip (mostly). Just go.

Lynda07 Fri 12-Jun-20 15:21:58

Go and enjoy yourself, i expect you could do with a break.

AuntyBess Fri 12-Jun-20 15:22:07


Other people connected with this wirk are staying at a hotel nearby (major chain hotel) which states it's open for essential business travellers.

DC range from 20 to 15.

Phew. I'll go and relax about it.

Though what I'll be able to do I don't know. Walk, take out coffees and read. Monumental bliss smile

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HogwartsForever11 Fri 12-Jun-20 15:23:14

I thought government guidance forbids anyone from staying overnight somewhere they don't live (except the new "social bubbles"). But admit its hard to keep track of all the information

Skyechasemarshalontheway Fri 12-Jun-20 15:26:16

People are allowed to travel and stay way for work if they are essential workers. That has always been allowed.

Finding hotels could be harder for most as many closed down.

Larkspurandhollyhocks Fri 12-Jun-20 15:27:08

Unless you're a keyworker Hogwarts

managedmis Fri 12-Jun-20 15:27:18

That's fine. Enjoy.

postyourlunch Fri 12-Jun-20 15:30:51


Redglitter Fri 12-Jun-20 15:35:37

You might find the hotel wont let you stay though. I'd check before you go. Hotels that are allowing key workers to stay will probably be pretty strict. Not sure theyll allow people to stay just for a night away. Theyd be breaking the rules allowing you to stay

The other thing you might need to check is the food facilities. A lot of hotels around here are taking in keyworkers but its room only. The restaurant is closed.

It might not all be as simple as you think

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