Quarantining passengers arriving to Heathrow Airport from so-called 'red-list' countries will be kept behind closed doors but allowed to order takeaways, one hotel near to the South West London airport said.

Details seen on a particular hotel's entry packs, designated for travellers arriving to the UK at Heathrow, advise guests they will be able to do a limited amount of laundry during their enforced stay.

The UK government recently imposed new quarantine measures that aim to slow or stop the import of new coronavirus cases into the UK, and limit the spread of new strains of the virus in particular.

The entry doors are locked at the Radisson Blu Edwardian and guests arriving from any of the 33 'red-list' countries have been told: "We truly hope that your period of quarantine here will be as relaxing and comfortable as possible."

The six-page welcome pack seen by the PA news agency also lays out arrangements for obtaining fresh bedding and getting rid of rubbish, as hotel staff are not allowed to enter the rooms of quarantining guests during their 11-night stays.

Three meals a day will be provided by the hotel but 24-hour room service is also available and guests are able to order food in from services such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

The hotel is currently exclusively available to people who are quarantining having booked through the Government system and the leaflet notes: "We have therefore made the decision to keep our entry doors to the hotel locked.

"If you have an approved reason to exit the hotel you will need to use your bedroom key to gain re-entry."

Exceptions which allow people to leave their rooms include the need for urgent medical assistance, to exercise or attend the funeral of a close family member, according to the Government.

The regulations state that leaving for these exceptional reasons should only happen if the person "has been given prior permission by a person authorised by the Secretary of State for this purpose".