Chichester Travelodge opens doors to key workers

NHS workers are being offered a room in Chichester's Travelodge.

Travelodge is supporting the Chichester community by keeping its Chichester Central hotel open during the Covid-19 lockdown, to provide accommodation to critical workers and vulnerable groups during these unprecedented times.

Shakila Ahmed, a Travelodge spokesman ,said: "In these unprecedented times, our hotel teams across the UK are working enormously hard, under great pressure, to support the national efforts.

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"We have hotels open from Aberdeen to Plymouth, providing accommodation for critical workers and other groups. This includes 20 hotels close to major hospitals such as our Chichester Central Travelodge which is our closest hotel to St Richard’s Hospital.

Travelodge, Chapel Street. Picture via Google Streetview

“We are reviewing daily which hotels are best positioned to support the needs that arise with the government while ensuring we comply with the restrictions in place to protect the public.”

The hotel chain is currently operating just under 50 hotels across the UK from Plymouth to Aberdeen. This includes 20 Travelodge hotels close to major hospitals, including the new Nightingale hospital to support NHS workers.

In Chichester, Travelodge is operating its Chichester central hotel, located at Chapel Street, Chichester, PO19 1DL

Travelodge, in common with all UK hotel operators has been obliged to temporarily close the majority of its hotels and is currently operating just under 50 hotels in critical locations to support critical workers and local authorities in the fight against covid-19.

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