Quarantine Hotel – Day 3

We started today with our NEGATIVE PCR results. Yesterday, they brought Day 2 test kits to our room, we did our tests and we received the results via SMS and email from NHS. Now, we will wait until the next test which will take place on Day 8.
Here is the schedule that the hotel gave us when we arrived.

Other good news was that, our car which was stuck in London Stansted airport, we managed to reach out to them from Twitter and they told us we can book another 9 days from the same car park, in other words extend our stay. Happy days!

I would like to share other information from the leaflet. Here is the other page for meal times. I will also share the time we received each meal below each food photo. This is not to blame the hotel or complain about the timings. I find our delivery times very reasonable. I just can not stop myself imagining the people having their breakfast delivered at 8.00 AM – 8.30 AM and dinner at 5.30 PM – 6.00 PM. We are in 6th floor and there are other people in both downstairs and upstairs. How long they need to wait without eating anything? Should they order if the portion is not enough? Or should they leave the dessert for later?

Here is our breakfast for today:
I do not know what we have done to deserve honey & marmalade (they were not listed in the menu as you can see).
And we have our 2 slices of bread (today we had 4, guess they put the 2 from yesterday)

Here is the lunch. I picked salad option for myself and the other option (sandwich) for my husband when they first asked us to select the meal options at the very first day. I do not know what you think but I do not find it healthy to eat sandwich everyday..

After lunch, I called security around 14:00 to arrange my daily exercise and asked them to come and pick me up in 30 mins. This is because they told us to do so in order to make the arrangements, and avoid crowd in the terrace. My guard came around 14:45 to pick me up and we were out around 14:50 for 20 mins break.

Here is the dinner:

I do not get the charm of this cake to be honest. We are getting the same cake everyday with different flavours. Is it easy to make? I am asking just because I do not know. Sorry but I am a Mediterranean and we have a variety of desserts and this is not one them…

By the way, it is true that we are allowed to order food from outside, which is good, as you may check from their policy. (Sorry for the page order of the pages but they put information about food into 2 pages and I would like to share them all.)

For the second walk of today, we had to call 3 times (first call around 17:45); both to security and to reception because no one came to pick us up after 1 hour. Finally, someone knocked the door at 19:15 and brought us to 4th floor terrace for 20 mins walk.

In order to emphasise what I am trying to fight for, I will repeat my questions in each post:

  • How many people tested positive during quarantine hotel stay on Day 2? And demographics of these people? Which country did they come from?
  • How many people tested positive during quarantine hotel stay on Day 8? I do not think people tested positive on Day 8 has brought the Covid from origin country, it is because of the queues in airport, bus etc.
  • How many people staying in a quarantine hotel tested positive whereas that person is double vaccinated? It should be pretty easy to collect and analyse this data. Both me and my husband are double vaccinated in the UK and we have this information in NHS, we are prepared to share the proof of our doses.
  • Why double vaccination is not a key parameter to decide a person`s quarantine status when that person is coming from a red list country where it is a key parameter for people coming from an amber list country?
  • Why this “award winning travel company (CTM)” is putting the people in random hotels instead of putting people coming with the same flight into the same hotel in order to minimise the risk of infecting other people in the bus etc.?

I would like this data to be shared publicly and understand the logic behind this managed quarantine practice.

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