NHS Workers Can Stay 7 Nights For Free In Ibiza11/07/2020
The Balearic Island of Ibiza is a popular holiday destination among British holiday-makers. But, NHS workers can stay 7 nights for free in Ibiza.
Ibiza’s local government have said they are backing the “Together for Health Heroes” scheme, which applies to healthcare staff across Europe.
This initiative will support NHS workers for their commitments to handle Covid-19 during pandemic crisis.
A website for the scheme says aim is to find ‘at least 1,000’ accommodation providers in Europe to provide free stays for healthcare staff in 2021.
A statement on the site states: ‘How can we say thank you to those fighting for the lives of our families, friends and communities? How can we say thank you to those putting their own lives at risk for us?
‘Together we are driving change by celebrating and rewarding those who put our community, family and friends first during the Covid-19 outbreak.
‘Unprecedented times highlight exceptional people. We thank those who we have trusted with our lives, by gifting them our homes and hotels in Ibiza and across Europe.’
Meanwhile, tourism councillor for Ibiza Juan Miguel Costa telling local paper Diario de Ibiza that they aim to ‘compensate those who have looked after us, risking their lives in many cases, and who deserve that we all do our share to make sure they have holidays that meet high expectations’.
There are estimated 60 private properties, also rooms in major hotel chains, have already been offered up as one week’s free accommodation in April, May, and October 2021.
Some of the hotels that have already offered up rooms include Aguas de Ibiza, OD Hotels, and Concept Hotel Group, whereas private houses on offer include fancy villas with pools and access to the beach.
However, in a situation when there are more healthcare workers than there are available rooms, the scheme plans to work with hospitals to create a fair nomination and selection process, to ensure that those on the Covid-19 frontline are thanked properly.