Newpark Hotel Kilkenny confirms four members of staff test positive for Covid 19

Hotel to close from Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9

Brian Keyes

Reporter:

Brian Keyes

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny has just  announced that four members of its staff have tested positive for Covid 19  and as a result the hotel will close from tomorrow, Monday, October 5 and is scheduled to re-open on Friday, October 9.

In a statement  released tonight, the management said the staff are self-isolating, and they wish them a speedy recovery. They also confirmed that they have been liaising with the HSE throughout, and are implementing best practice protocols.  

The following is the statement from the Newpark Hotel - 

Statement on behalf of management of Newpark Hotel Kilkenny

Sunday October 4, 2020

Newpark Hotel Kilkenny can confirm that four of our staff at the hotel have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

The staff members concerned advised the management team after feeling unwell and are now self-isolating. We wish our valued staff a full and speedy recovery and are actively supporting them at this time.

The Newpark Hotel is following all appropriate best practice protocols and has been liaising with the HSE throughout. 

The Flynn Hotel Collection and the management of the Newpark Hotel have independently, and purely as a precautionary measure, taken the decision in the interest of our staff and guests to close the hotel for a number of days for staff roster realignment ahead of reopening. That decision and the process of closing began this morning and the Newpark Hotel will now be closed from tomorrow, Monday October 5, until Friday October 9.

This decision by the Flynn Hotel Collection to temporarily close the Newpark Hotel, although not taken lightly, is in line with our Because We Care programme (BWC). From the outset of the Covid 19 outbreak, central to that programme is to — where possible — go further than HSE or industry guidelines and to always put the wellbeing of our staff and guests first. This remains a fundamental priority during these challenging times. Management and the team at the Newpark Hotel look forward to welcoming the public back on Friday October 9.