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Travel: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33112, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure adequate standards of (a) food, (b) cleanliness and (c) safety in covid-19 quarantine hotels.

Answered on

21 July 2021

Hotels providing managed quarantine facilities can meet the vast majority of dietary requirements and must provide guests with three meals a day. Enhanced cleaning regimes take place throughout the hotel and guests are provided with their own cleaning equipment for their rooms. The Department has ensured that vulnerable people in quarantine hotels are signposted to the appropriate support and safeguarding procedures are followed where appropriate. All hotels have a security presence and access to an onsite medic 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department engages with hotels and service providers on a regular basis to monitor the quality and effectiveness of the services provided.