Coronavirus: Onefinestay opens London homes to NHS workers

Luxury private home rental firm onefinestay is offering free accommodation to NHS workers in London. 

The brand, part of Accor, has pledged support of an initiative called NHS Homes, set up by the Short Term Accomodation Association to offer free homes in London for key healthcare workers who need temporary accommodation.

In a blog post, onefinestay highlighted that while most of its London listed are primary residences, it had a number of secondary homes which were sitting empty due to travel restrictions. 

At least 27 London homeowners have supported onefinestay’s pledge.

No payment will be taken for the stays and the full range of services will be provide including meet and greet (while respecting social distancing measures), 24-hour support, professional housekeeping between stays with increased deep cleaning and disinfecting.

Livina Liyanage, chief markets officer of onefinestay’s City Collection, said: “We feel it is so important that everyone does their part to support each other in these times of crisis. Hospitality is in our DNA so in partnership with our homeworkers, we are doing out bit to look after and support NHS Key Workers by opening up available homes for free. It’s great that the homesharing industry is coming together as one for the common good and we hope to see more businesses pledge their support.”

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