Doncaster couple warn others to not go on vacation as they’re caught in mattress bug ridden isolation lodge for 14 days


Ashley Corbett and Katie Kynaston made the decision to travel this summer despite the risks Covid-19 can bring.

The downtown couple were shocked when Katie tested positive before flying home.

“We performed the airworthiness tests required to fly back to the UK,” said Ashley, aged 27.

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Ashley Corbett and Katie Kynaston on vacation before isolating themselves.

“When Katie tested positive we had to go back to the hotel and were told that we would isolate until further notice.

“We were transported to the isolation hotel and it is absolutely horrific.

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“Katie and I were separated into two different rooms because she tested positive, but I was negative.

Mold in the showers in the isolation hotel.

“There are bed bugs, mold in the shower and they forgot to feed us.”

Katie told the hotel staff that she didn’t need to eat fish but was given tuna salads.

At one point the couple did not receive any breakfast at all.

The couple are frustrated and angry about the situation they are in.

They found bedbugs in their rooms.

Ashley is interested in sharing his experience as he doesn’t want others to go through the same thing.

He said, “If you’re thinking of going away this summer – don’t go.

“Just don’t do it – it’s not worth it.

“I cannot put into words how bad the conditions are here.

The couple do not believe their rooms have been cleaned.

“I don’t want people to think that going on vacation this year will be easy.

“People shouldn’t go.

“We knew the risks when we came, but we didn’t think it would be like that.”

Having to isolate himself in Corfu for another 14 days, Ashley worries about the impact on his employment.

“There is no clarification of what is going on,” he said.

“We don’t know if we will have to isolate ourselves again when we return to the UK.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen to work.

“I tried to contact the foreign embassy here, but they said there was nothing they could do.”

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