How serviced accommodation can help businesses during COVID-19

DATE: May, 5   COMMENTS: 0   AUTHOR: Allan Azarola

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt by all sectors and the businesses within them. Whilst the retail industry is seeing some benefits of online shopping, other businesses are suffering from the impacts of being shut down.

Now that the government has asked some businesses to return to work, there are some ways that serviced accommodation providers can help businesses get back to a new normal. We’ve outlined how below.

They provide somewhere safe for travelling workers

For some companies, it isn’t possible for their workers to avoid travelling whether this be due to location or due to the nature of their role.

For employees who are having to travel a considerable amount to and from work, serviced accommodation is in some ways more of a solution as they can provide a safe home for workers over a short or long-term basis. Those who usually travel a lot will have less need to, which could reduce stress all round.

City centre locations for convenient travel

There have been a lot of concerns raised over public transport use for those returning to work, even with social distancing measures being introduced on public transport.

By staying in a serviced apartment, employees can reduce the amount of time they spend on public transport and are less exposed to risk.  Many serviced apartments are in city centre locations, which lend to more convenient travel to and from work as many will be staying within walking distance of their workplace instead of having to take a bus or train.

Security, comfort and space to self-isolate

Serviced apartments make the perfect accommodation perfect for business travellers as it means minimal interactions compared to staying in a hotel, hostel or B&B. Many of which are still not open either in some areas. Management teams can be sure that their workers are feeling more relaxed and secure, whilst the employee can treat the space like a home from home during their stay.  

Serviced apartments come with everything a person could need, including a fully equipped kitchens, WiFi and a TV. Increasingly, front-line workers are also looking to serviced apartments as a way to keep away from their families to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

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