Luxury Cork hotel takes it one step further to reassure customers and staff through regular Covid Antigen testing
Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa have taken the lead in ensuring its full-time lockdown staff are feeling protected in the pandemic. Staff at the hotel are being regularly tested for Covid-19 using Covid Rapid Antigen testing equipment. Since January, the hotel have invested €4,000 in PPE and testing equipment and commit to continue this regime as hospitality opens up and those who have not yet received the vaccine return to work.
“We can’t control the speed of the roll out of the vaccine across our staff, but we can take steps to protect them and our customers now and when things do open up further, and hopefully in the not too distant future” said Des O’Dowd owner of Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa.
The resort continues to employ 50 staff full time, some of those are working in admin roles and others operating a takeaway food offerings from the hotel as well as the Silver Surfer mobile takeaway unit outside the hotel which means they have some interaction with customers.
“We’ve already had a great reaction to the testing from staff as everyone feels more protected while they are coming into work with others. I feel it’s the right thing to do. I would view it as a great tool, like mask wearing and social distancing, to help us keep people as safe as possible we would plan to continue this when we reopen to ensure the safety of all employees coming back to work,” said Des.
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a Family owned hotel situated in West Cork it is luxury in its finest form. Operating since 1998, the hotel is located just outside the colourful heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, a region blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean & Blue Flag Beach, the resort has long been appreciated for its romantic and picturesque location.
Winner of many awards and accolades from Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards and Ireland’s Leading Resort at the Irish Hospitality Awards to Best Four Star Hotel at the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards, Inchydoney is a true West Cork hideaway.