The Capital Hotels & Apartments Launches The Self–Isolation Hotel With Discovery Health


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Capital Hotels and Apartments and Discovery Health have joined forces to contribute to flattening the curve with the launch of their Self-Isolation Hotel, located in Sandton at The Capital Empire. Here’s everything you need to know about this initiative. 

The Safe Place To Recover & Isolate

Whether you’re looking for a comfortable and safe place to recover or simply looking to isolate yourself away from loved ones to protect them, The Capital Hotels and Apartments has come up with the perfect solution. In partnership with Discovery Health, they will launch a COVID-19 isolation and recovery facility at The Capital Empire in Sandton.

Both companies recognised the need to create safe spaces for people exposed to or infected with COVID-19 to isolate and recover, and to support the country’s efforts to flatten the curve during the national lockdown period.

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About The Self-Isolation Hotel

The medically-controlled facility with access to 24-hour nursing care is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and needs to be in isolation while they recover. To enable broad access to these facilities, The Capital Hotels and Apartments has significantly reduced their rates. The Capital intends to avail additional facilities in other major South African cities. Also, Discovery Health Medical Scheme members seeking self-isolation and care can access this facility at a reduced rate.

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How It Works

Starting from R1 350 per night for a standard hotel room, the rates include three meals per day. Guests are encouraged to stay for between 12 and 14 days to allow for full recovery before they return home.

From R2 000 per night, guest can stay in a modern spacious apartment with a fully fitted kitchen (including laundry facilities).

All rooms include the hotel’s standards of complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and Smart TVs.

Discovery Health Medical Scheme will contribute R400 towards the daily rate during the period of isolation (this is specifically for Discovery Health members who have COVID-19 and who do not require in-hospital care).

To oversee recovery, Discovery Healthcare Services will make 24-hour nursing supervision available as part of the service. In addition, Discovery Healthcare Services has made arrangements for referral and if needed, ambulance transportation of anyone who needs escalated medical care.

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All food is inspected to ensure suppliers are following the WHO food preparation protocols and is prepared under strict hygiene standards. Food will be delivered at the room door, with strict isolation protocols.

All Capital staff have been trained on global best practice protocols for sanitisation and care of both themselves, their family and guests, following the guidelines of the WHO, European and US Centres for Disease Control and the South African Institute for Communicable Diseases. Additionally, all staff will use the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure their safety.

Daily room servicing to ensure a hygienic environment includes the disinfection of high touch points, including TV remotes, door handles and toilet flush handles as well as front desk pens and room keys. Commercial grade cleaning and disinfectant materials are used in all aspects of the hotel.

All staff will be screened for any symptoms and signs of COVID-19, including regular body temperature monitoring. Any staff members involved in the food supply chain has their temperature check performed hourly.

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For More Information

For more information about The Capital Hotels and Apartments and their Self-Isolation Hotel, click here to view their offers during this difficult time.

You can also book by contacting them on reservations@thecapital.co.za or 011 290 9700.

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