ASAP is delighted to support Marketing Manchester’s efforts to provide accommodation for key workers at the Manchester Central Convention Centre which is to become the next UK field hospital.

James Foice, ASAP CEO, says: “ASAP put out a call ten days ago for its Members to help the NHS, and we had an overwhelming number of communications from operators offering accommodation for keyworkers.

“We knew we were in a position to help, and became a conduit between those seeking accommodation and those among our Members who are able to help.

“Since then, with the virus spreading, the situation has become ever more urgent.”

He concludes: “Absolutely nothing is more important to ASAP Members than the welfare and safety of their guests – at any time, but especially during the current crisis. I am not surprised that our amazing Members have rallied in support; they form a fantastic community of hospitality professionals.

“And now, we are set up, poised and ready to accept this challenge, wherever it arises, across the country.”