Inside The Quarantine Hotel Where UK Arrivals Will Spend 10 Days For £1,750
From Monday (15 February) anyone allowed to enter England must book in to a quarantine hotel for 10 days (11 nights) from the point of their arrival.
One of the hotels which will be available to guests who arrive into Heathrow Airport is the Ibis Styles - which is located a short drive away from Terminals 2 and 3.
According to the MailOnline, guests won't be able to use the facilities available at the three-star hotel such as the bar and dining areas. Instead they will be confined to their rooms with airline food left at the door.
The hotel - which usually charges around £60 per night for a standard room - will also leave clean sheets and towels for guests to change themselves.
If anyone wants to go out for a breath of fresh air or a cigarette, they will need to be accompanied by a member of security staff.
The stays will set people back £1,750 each and a further £650 for additional adults or children over 12. On top of that, people will have to pay £325 for children aged between five and 12.
The fees that will have to be paid have been set by the government and the package includes the costs of transport from the port of arrival to the designated hotel, food, accommodation, security, other essential services and testing.
A few days ago medical bins were seen being placed outside the 125-room hotel which will apparently be used to test waste that is produced by guests.
Last week it was announced that people breaking Covid-19 travel rules could face fines of up to £10,000 and even a 10-year prison sentence.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock set out 'tough fines' for people who aren't sticking to the government-imposed rules.
These include a £1,000 fine for any international arrival who fails to take a mandatory coronavirus test, and £2,000 fine for failing to take a second test - with quarantine then extended to 14 days.
There will be a fine of between £5,000 and £10,000 for anyone failing to quarantine in one of the designated hotels. Meanwhile, for anyone providing false information on their passenger locator form about having been in one of the countries on the red list, there will be a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Matt Hancock set out the details when he spoke in the House of Commons, telling MPs: "Anybody who has been in a red list country in the past 10 days must declare it in a passenger locator form," before adding: "Nobody can come directly from a red list country anyway because those flights have been stopped."
He went on to say: "The virus doesn't treat people differently just because they are better off and might be able to fly to Dubai for the weekend."