FIVE hotels in Oxfordshire went 'above and beyond' to protect its clients in the pandemic and were named in a list of 175 'Covid-19-safe' UK stays.

These include the Malmaison Oxford, the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Belfry, the Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, the Macdonald Hotels Bear Hotel and the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel.

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They were verified by the newly-launched Safe to Trade scheme, which is set to help holidaymakers to find hotels, bars and restaurants that have enhanced safety measures.

To find out more about the scheme visit