THE Randolph Hotel in Oxford reopened today with new safety measures.

There will be a reduced contact check-in procedure, with the option to have a contact free check-out, allowing all bills to be settled remotely and via email.

Staff will be have protective clothing and their temperature checked daily, while hand sanitiser will be available throughout the hotel including the lobby, reception, and entrance to the restaurant and bar.

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All public areas will see an increased cleaning schedule, with a focus on all hard surfaces and frequently used objects such as door handles, lift buttons and card machines.

For now, both the restaurant and bar will be open for a reduced number of guests and bookings for these services are essential, with locals able to book these facilities.

The spa at the Beaumont Street hotel remains closed.

Meanwhile, there will be signage throughout the hotel that will assist in social distancing being maintained.

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All bedding and laundry will be washed at sufficiently high temperatures to ensure sterilisation.

A statement on the hotel website says: “We are looking forward to welcoming our guests back once more and wish to ensure all of our guests that the safety of our team and guests is paramount and remains our number one priority.

“During lockdown, and whilst the hotel has been closed, we have been working diligently, updating our operational procedures and processes to be in line with the government specific guidance set out for the hospitality industry.”