Coronavirus UK: Birmingham Travelodge guest tests positive

Travelodge guest tests positive for coronavirus as hotel in Birmingham undergoes deep clean but will remain open

  • A guest contacted Travelodge to tell managers that they had Covid-19 
  • The hotel chain tasked a team of specialists to deep clean the guest’s room 
  • Travelodge said no other staff or guests have since reported Covid-19 symptoms

A Travelodge hotel in Birmingham has undergone a through deep clean after a former guest warned them they had tested positive for Covid-19. 

The unidentified patient reported the positive Covid-19 result to the Travelodge Hotel in Maypole, Birmingham after their overnight stay last week. 

A specialist hygiene company has been tasked with deep cleaning the guest’s room which will not be available until the task has been completed. 

A guest at the Travelodge hotel in Maypole, Birmingham, pictured, advised management that they have recently tested positive for Covid-19 prompting a deep clean of the room the person stayed in. The hotel chain confirmed no other staff or quests have shown any symptoms

Once the room has been thoroughly cleaned, it will returned to service.

A spokesperson from Travelodge told MailOnline: It has been reported to us that a guest staying at our Birmingham Maypole Hotel last week has subsequently tested positive for the Covid 19 virus.

‘As a precaution, the room the guest stayed in was immediately taken offline. It will remain offline for a period of time before a specialist cleaning team is deployed.

There have been no other reports of guests or staff feeling unwell.

‘Travelodge takes the safety and security of its guests and team members extremely seriously. Since reopening, Travelodge has put in place a series of measures designed to keep its customers and teams safe. 

‘The Travelodge Protect+ programme has been developed by a dedicated hygiene strategy team and is in line with government guidance.’