Are hotels staying open?

(47 Posts)
Electricbugaloo Sat 31-Oct-20 20:25:29

Hi I can’t see any information on whether hotels will be open - anyone found any information on this? Due to go to London in about two weeks.

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RaggieDolls Sat 31-Oct-20 20:27:49

I think it will depend why you are going. The Guardian is reporting...

overnight stays away from home within the UK will also only be allowed for work.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/what-could-a-national-covid-lockdown-in-england-mean-coronavirus?CMP=ShareiOSAppp_Other

LadyPenelope68 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:49:19

Unless it’s for work you aren’t able to travel to London.

yellowcatss Sat 31-Oct-20 20:54:17

hotels could stay open although its hard to see them having a business just staying open for the the minority of people that have to travel for work

Electricbugaloo Sat 31-Oct-20 20:57:56

That’s what I’m afraid of @yellowcatss that maybe they can but won’t! Will have to call around a few hotels next week to see if they are planning to stay open and also if they will have their restaurant open / allow takeaways to be brought in as it won’t be possible to go out for food.

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LadyPenelope68 Sat 31-Oct-20 22:36:25

@Electricbugaloo
Unless you are needing to stay overnight for work, then you can’t go away. The new rulings state “no overnight stays unless for work purposes”

AliMonkey Sat 31-Oct-20 22:38:46

Only in same way they were in the last lockdown - "Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with. There are specific exceptions, for example if you need to stay away from home (including in a second home) for work purposes." - see www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november for the fullest details they have published so far.

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AvoidingRealHumans Sat 31-Oct-20 22:56:13

Regardless of if they are open, if your trip to London isn't for work purpose then you can't go.

Electricbugaloo Sat 31-Oct-20 23:04:58

@AvoidingRealHumans @LadyPenelope68 I didn’t ask if I could go stay in a hotel in London I asked if they were open under the new lockdown or not for when I go.

This thing of posters being the morality police when someone asks a question is getting very tiresome.

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Wales34 Sat 31-Oct-20 23:32:00

Sorry but you are not allowed to go overnight. What is more tiresome are People having no issue with breaking the rules or not reading them properly in the first place.

HotToCold Sat 31-Oct-20 23:34:00

People will lie and say its for work when its not

I hope they get heavily fined!!!!

LadyPenelope68 Sun 01-Nov-20 07:25:01

@Electricbugaloo
This thing of posters being the morality police when someone asks a question is getting very tiresome
And this thing of people asking obvious questions when there’s clear guidance, or bending the rules to suit themselves is very tiresome and makes them look total selfish morons.

Sargass0 Sun 01-Nov-20 07:28:17

Will have to call around a few hotels next week to see if they are planning to stay open and also if they will have their restaurant open / allow takeaways to be brought in as it won’t be possible to go out for food.

Well that sounds like the most sensible way of getting an answer to your question.

AlexaShutUp Sun 01-Nov-20 07:32:12

The OP has not actually said whether she is going for work or for some other purpose, so to be fair, we don't know if she will be breaking the rules or not.

ApolloandDaphne Sun 01-Nov-20 07:37:39

AlexaShutUp

The OP has not actually said whether she is going for work or for some other purpose, so to be fair, we don't know if she will be breaking the rules or not.


However if OP was going for work then she would have probably been explicit about it. Methinks she isn't going for work at all.

RainingBatsAndFrogs Sun 01-Nov-20 07:45:12

Museums, shops and restaurants will be closed.

As it will be against the law to stay away from home for holiday I very much doubt that hotels will be open for ‘leisure’ travellers.

What is in the Gvt website will become law on Thursday.

“Overnight stays and holidays away from primary residences will not be allowed- including holidays in the UK and abroad. This includes staying in a second home, if you own one, or staying with anyone you do not live with or are in a support bubble with.”

www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

I would expect any hotels that remain open will ask for evidence of a work trip or being a key worker as they did last time.

They don’t want to get fined.

BuffaloCauliflower Sun 01-Nov-20 07:48:02

Only for work, and I assume essential travel (we traveled and stayed in a hotel to attend a funeral in the first lockdown, which was allowed)

Electricbugaloo Sun 01-Nov-20 08:18:07

I am travelling to have an operation at a private hospital in London. I hope that is ok with you @LadyPenelope68 @Wales34 @ApolloandDaphne
@RainingBatsAndFrogs Please do let me know if you are happy now I’ve shared my private personal reasons for travelling with you. biscuit

As I said previously I know I can travel for medical reasons. I didn’t ask if I could. I asked whether hotels will be open or not as I couldn’t find specific guidance on this. Thank you all for instead piling on at what is already a stressful time and made more stressful by now having to go in lockdown instead of trying to help. If you didn’t know the answer you could’ve just ignored the thread but why miss the opportunity for a pile on eh!

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Sargass0 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:32:00

So ring the hotels near and ask them which is what would have been best. Knew there would be a drip feed. A tread just to get some froth IMO/

Regardless of why you want to know whether hotels would be open- YOU WOULD STILL NEED TO ASK THE HOTEL.

Mumofsend Sun 01-Nov-20 08:34:08

@Sargass0 or maybe posters should answer the question or scroll on past rather than be lockdown police. No one is owed an explanation for why it was being asked.

Marnie76 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:34:49

OP, but why not just say In the beginning ‘I need to stay on London after a medical procedure etc, do you think hotels will be open’. No one knows you, you’re not revealing anything personal and you would have got more helpful answers 🤷‍♀️

Anyway, good luck what you’re down there for I hope you manage to sort your stay 💐

Grobagsforever Sun 01-Nov-20 08:37:49

Electricbugaloo

I am travelling to have an operation at a private hospital in London. I hope that is ok with you @LadyPenelope68 @Wales34 @ApolloandDaphne
@RainingBatsAndFrogs Please do let me know if you are happy now I’ve shared my private personal reasons for travelling with you. biscuit

As I said previously I know I can travel for medical reasons. I didn’t ask if I could. I asked whether hotels will be open or not as I couldn’t find specific guidance on this. Thank you all for instead piling on at what is already a stressful time and made more stressful by now having to go in lockdown instead of trying to help. If you didn’t know the answer you could’ve just ignored the thread but why miss the opportunity for a pile on eh!


@Electricbugaloo

Try not to be too hard on them all, it's their second official lockdown and they are very excited getting their copies of the rules laminated and setting up cameras on their neighbours.

Sargass0 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:37:56

@mumofsend

Like I said- there's no need for anyone to know why the OP needs a hotel at all. The OP would be better asking the hotels directly if they're open

It was obvious that this thread was designed to get certain answers so that OP could then post how mean everyone is rather than just DO SOME RESEARCH

Ponoka7 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:39:57

The restaurant in the hotel won't be open, but food deliveries can go ahead, so I'd imagine that they'll change their policies to accommodate that.

They've said that travel is allowed for care/medical/support reasons again. If you switched over to the News channels after the BBC bit, the PM did a Q&A session.

Last time a lot of MNers made up the rules and discounted support needs as a reason to mix. Likewise childcare can continue, if needed, that includes for hospital appointments, mental health etc.

Many hotels are Staffed by people on zero hour contracts with no recourse to public funds. These people need hotels to stay open.

Ponoka7 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:42:57

I suppose that we can take comfort in it being 'the same as last time'. We just copy government ministers (from England, Wales and Scotland) and go where we want, then.

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