Kangaroo Island's largest hospitality business Aurora Ozone Hotel help deal with COVID-19 coronavirus

Sip n Save bottle shop staff Norm and Gavin are ready to deliver around Kangaroo Island thanks to the Aurora Ozone Hotel. Photo Mary-Lou Corcoran
Sip n Save bottle shop staff Norm and Gavin are ready to deliver around Kangaroo Island thanks to the Aurora Ozone Hotel. Photo Mary-Lou Corcoran

Only months after dealing with the bushfires, Kangaroo Island's largest hospitality business is now dealing with the coronavirus crisis.

The Aurora Ozone Hotel in Kingscote remains open for accommodation and as it the crisis evolves, it is now making its rooms and units available for self isolation.

The hotel is also doing home deliveries of meals from its restaurant, while it's bottle shop was also delivering.

General manager Mary-Lou Corcoran said rooms were available now for anyone who needed to self isolate away from family and prices were negotiable.

The coronavirus crisis had already had a massive impact on the business with many staff laid off.

"It's been a huge challenge for the Ozone Hotel, the island's largest accommodation provider," Ms Corcoran said. "It's been devastating to stand down staff who have been so dedicated during the bushfires.

"Hopefully in times to come when we have gotten rid of the dreaded virus, we can return to normal and support our local staff again."

The hotel's restaurant remains open, serving up meals for room service, takeaway and even delivery.

A special menu for home delivery featured affordable, packaged meals that could be kept in the fridge or freezer.

The hotel's Sip n Save bottle shop was now also taking phone orders between 10am and 2pm and then delivering in the afternoon.

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