Illness Outbreak At Weymouth Hotels

Guests At Two Connected Seafront Hotels Confined To Rooms With Illness

13.02.2015

Guests at the Russell Hotel and Hotel Prince Regent in Weymouth were taken ill following an illness outbreak. 

The two hotels, both owned by holiday chain Daish’s Holidays Limited, are interconnected. It is reported that a number of the guests have fallen ill. 

Affected guests were isolated, and allowed to stay at the hotel free of charge until they were healthy again. The hotels did not have to close as a result of the outbreak.

The local environmental health department were informed, and it has been reported that the hotel was cleaned and disinfected in line with government guidelines for such an outbreak.

Daish’s Joint Managing Director George Brown said of the recent incident: “The wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance to us and as such all our staff are specifically trained on how to deal with norovirus. We took every step possible to ensure the comfort of those affected and to contain the virus.

“I’m proud of the quick response of our staff and the health authorities were more than satisfied with our procedures. Our response allowed the hotel to continue as normal, with no further cases since management took action.”

Expert Opinion

It is worrying that a number of guests at these two hotels have fallen ill over the weekend. We welcome the swift action of hotel staff to isolate those affected by the outbreak.

“However, it is important that a thorough investigation is carried out at the hotels in order to attempt to identify the cause of the outbreak. In our work representing those who have fallen ill at hotels in the UK and abroad, we know how serious these illnesses can be, even leading in some cases to people continuing to suffer with the symptoms.”
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner