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Coronavirus in London: latest updates

Posted: May 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

Last updated June 29th 2020

It feels wonderful to be able to resume 2020, and now more than ever, we’re excited to see you back to The Harrington Collection.

Wondering what to expect during your next visit? The health and wellbeing of our guests and staff have always been our top priority so rest assured you’ll feel safe, and leave re-energised after a refreshing stay in one of our luxury apartments.

As the majority of London’s lockdown measures lift from July 4th, there’s never been a better time for you and yours to get out and explore the capital.

From July 4th, what can I do that I couldn’t do before?

Following the UK government advice from July 4th, you can now:

  • Meet in groups of up to two households in any location – public or private, indoors or outdoors. However, it remains the case – even inside someone’s home – that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble
  • When you are outside you can continue to meet in groups of up to six people from different households, following social distancing guidelines
  • Stay overnight away from your home with your own household or support bubble, or with members of one other household
  • It will be against the law to gather in groups larger than 30 people

Can I still visit London?

Yes, in fact, now is the perfect time to enjoy the capital without its normal hustle and bustle. From 4 July, you will also be able to stay overnight away from the place where you are living. This includes staying overnight in a second home or a holiday home. From 4 July, premises such as hotels and bed and breakfasts will also be allowed to open.

Please be aware that all customers travelling on the TfL transport network must wear face coverings for the duration of their journeys and may risk a fine if caught without wearing one.

In regards to international travel, people entering the UK will have to supply contact details and details of their accommodation and will be asked to self-isolate in their accommodation for 14 days. This will remain in place until the UK has established and confirmed travel borders.

If you are looking to quarantine in private, self-contained accommodation, look no further than our serviced residences and apartments. Safe, private and secure, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home and more.

What businesses are reopening?

The following businesses and venues will be permitted to reopen and will be expected to follow COVID-19 secure guidelines:

  • Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast accommodation, holiday apartments or homes, cottages or bungalows, campsites, caravan parks or boarding houses
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Restaurants, cafes, workplace canteens, bars, pubs that are self-contained and can be accessed from the outside
  • Hair salons and barbers, including mobile businesses
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres and concert halls
  • Funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities
  • Outdoor gyms and playgrounds
  • Museums and galleries
  • Bingo halls
  • Outdoor skating rinks
  • Amusement arcades and other entertainment centres
  • Model villages
  • Social clubs
  • Indoor attractions at aquariums, zoos, safari parks, farms, wildlife centres and any place where animals are exhibited to the public as an attraction
  • Indoor and outdoor areas of visitor attractions including gardens, heritage sites, film studios and landmarks

Our promise to you

Our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as the situation around COVID-19 continues.

  • We have increased the frequency of our cleaning and hygiene regimes, with a focus on disinfecting public areas and wiping down door handles, desks, and all surfaces every 30 minutes
  • Our linens are washed at high temperatures
  • Staff undergo temperature checks and continue to follow advice from the government and NHS

Till we meet again, stay safe friends.

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