There is no denying that the serviced accommodation sector has changed in the face of COVID-19. Like a lot of the hospitality and service industries, those working in serviced accommodation have had to adapt to ensure everyone remains safe during the pandemic. A range of crucial measures have been put in place over the last few months, some of which may stay even after the threat of the virus has passed. 

How Has Serviced Accommodation Changed In Light of COVID-19?

  • Providing Key Workers With Accommodation - At The Stay Company, we have been providing accommodation for key workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. This has given key workers a safe and secure place to stay, a place that is flexible and comfortable. When individuals are working hard to keep everyone safe and businesses running, it’s only fair that they have a home away from home to return to. A lot of businesses have opted for serviced accommodation for their key workers, and this is something we expect to continue in the future. Serviced accommodation is a good choice for businesses that need to house essential workers close by.

  • Increased Cleaning and Hygiene Measures - Everyone’s focus during COVID-19 has been on washing hands, clearing services, adhering to social distancing guidelines, ensuring hygiene is at an all time high and rightly so. Though The Stay Company has always endeavored to provide impeccably clean serviced accommodation, we have gone above and beyond. To limit the spread of the virus, increasing cleaning and hygiene measures must remain on a long term basis. 

  • Embracing a ‘Work From Home’ Culture - A lot of people have been working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown, which has led to many businesses considering this as a viable option for the foreseeable future. In response to this, serviced accommodation must offer accommodation suitable for those who need to work from home. This includes a stable internet connection, a comfortable workspace and tranquility. 

As you can see, serviced accommodation has certainly had to adapt during COVID-19. At The Stay Company, we continue to provide suitable housing for key workers and appropriate accommodation for those who will continue to work from home. Though many people will eventually go back into the workplace, we are only too aware that working from home is becoming the new norm. It's important our serviced accommodation reflects this. To find out more, get in touch

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