Picture: 123RF
Picture: 123RF

JSE-listed Spear Reit, the Cape-focused property group, has launched self-isolation unit rooms at its Double Tree by Hilton hotel, to help people function in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company joins the Capital Hotels and Apartments Group, which has also launched self-isolation facilities this week.

The services come after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced precautionary measures on Sunday designed to flatten the infection curve of the virus.

These included self-isolation if a person feels sick, working from home, banning certain festivals and public events and limiting large gatherings to 100 people. The government also introduced travel bans from high-risk countries including Italy, Iran, Germany, Spain and the US.

Double Tree is located in Woodstock, Cape Town.

The hotel includes isolation rooms which are supplied with special hygiene hampers and other necessary products and services.

“Special procedures and precautions have been put in place to protect all guests, staff and nonhotel guests making use of the general property,” Francois Steyn, hospitality asset manager at Spear Reit said.

It has a dedicated concierge service that will be made available to assist with management and delivery of online orders while maintaining the strictest health and safety protocols.

Hotels are running isolation services to fill rooms in a weak economy battered further by Covid-19.

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