Travelodge guest tests positive for coronavirus sparking deep clean of room – but hotel stays open

A TRAVELODGE guest tested positive for coronavirus sparking a deep clean of their room – but the hotel stayed open.

The infected guest stayed at the chain's Maypole hotel, Birmingham last week and contacted them after finding out they had the bug.

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A specialist cleaning company was then drafted in to deep clean the room, which was taken offline and marked unavailable, but the hotel otherwise stayed open.

The room is now available for booking again.

A Travelodge spokesperson told BirminghamLive: "We can confirm that a guest who stayed at one of our Birmingham hotels last week has contacted us to advise, that they have tested positive for Covid-19.

"As soon as we were informed, we took the room that they occupied offline and instructed a specialist cleaning company to deep clean it.

"Across all of our hotels, we now operate a multi-million Covid-19 safety and social distance programme called TravelodgeProtect+.

"This programme has been developed by a dedicated cross-functional hygiene strategy team, in line with government guidance.”

Hotels and B&Bs could reopen again on July 4 for the first time since lockdown began in March for what was dubbed 'super Saturday.'

It comes after a Yorkshire pub was forced to close after four customers tested positive for the bug.

The local authority confirmed that customers of The Black Horse in Tollerton, North Yorkshire fell ill between July 30 and August 3.

NHS Track and Trace were informed and identified all close contact to tell them to self-isolate for 14 days.

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