After months of bravery on the front line, NHS workers could be offered free holidays in Ibiza next year to thank them for working during the coronavirus pandemic.
The local government of Ibiza have said they are backing the “Together for Health Heroes” scheme, which applies to healthcare staff across Europe.
The initiative aims to show gratitude to healthcare workers for their “professionalism and strength” during the coronavirus crisis, which has seen hospitals filled with patients, with workers’ own health often at risk.
A website for the scheme says that its aim is “to find at least 1,000 best in class accommodation providers in Europe” to provide free lodging for healthcare staff in 2021.
A statement adds: “It all started with a simple idea early in March. How can we say thank you to those fighting for the lives of our families, friends and communities?
“How can we say thank you to those putting their own lives at risk for us? Together we are driving change by celebrating and rewarding those who put our community, family and friends first during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Unprecedented times highlight exceptional people. We thank those who we have trusted with our lives, by gifting them our homes and hotels in Ibiza and across Europe.”
Around 60 private properties have already been offered, as well as rooms in the Atzaro, OD Hoteles, Concept Hotel Group and Aguas de Ibiza hotel chains, local paper Diario de Ibiza has reported.