Two hotels across Devon have announced that they will remain closed until 2021.

It comes after the government confirmed Devon will be placed under tier 2 restrictions when England comes out of its second national lockdown on December 2.

With this, there are many strict rules in place that various different businesses have to adhere to.

Padbrook Park Hotel in Collumptom has decided to remain closed until early next year.

They made a post on their Facebook page to inform their guests along with their reasons for doing so.

The post said: ” It is with regret that we have made the difficult decision to remain closed until February 2 2021, due to Government Covid restrictions.

“This will be updated as per government guidelines. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our loyal guests a safe and happy Christmas and see you all in 2021”.

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Within tier 2, accommodation places such as hotels, holiday lets and guests houses are allowed to open but they have to ensure they take reasonable steps to ensure that social contact rules are followed in their venues by the guests and staff.

Padbrook Park is not the only hotel in the county that have decided to keep its doors closed.

Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton put on their Facebook that they will not be opening until early January due to many of their bookings coming from people in Tier 3 areas and unable to travel along with cases in Torbay rising.

The Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton

The post reads: “So the ‘Tiers’ have all been announced this week and Torbay is in Tier 2.

“This means that we could open from Wednesday 2nd December, but I regret to advise that we shall not be doing so. The vast majority of our business in December had already cancelled due to the ban on dancing, and a large number of the remaining bookings were from areas that are now designated as Tier 3, and therefore could not travel to us even if they wanted to.

“Also the numbers of cases of Coronavirus in Torbay has grown in recent weeks. It is my opinion that it is not a safe situation for our staff to work in and I have no desire to put them at risk.

“We will, therefore, remain fully closed until early January – that is for accommodation, food and drink and leisure. This will remain under constant review and may be extended if the situation worsens after the Christmas loosening of the rules.”





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