ASAP calls on UK Government to take action on the reopening of serviced accommodation

Professional cleaner hoovers carpet in a serviced apartment wearing personal protective clothing against spread of COVID-19

With the next phase in easing lockdown restrictions just days away, what does it mean for the serviced accommodation sector?

From the 12th April, ‘overnight stays away from home in England will be permitted and self-contained accommodation can also reopen, (for) members of the same household or support bubble.’

However, there is a caveat. According to government guidance: only ‘self-contained holiday accommodation’ in which all facilities (which includes sleeping, catering and bathing areas, as well as indoor lobbies and corridors for entry and exit) will be allowed to reopen.

Understanding the implications for the sector, especially properties in apartment buildings, the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) has issued a press release urging the UK Government to reassess this requirement.

Read the full press release here.


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