Sandals Resorts has donated £30,000 to buy ventilators for hospitals in Jamaica and is allowing one of its hotels to be used as an isolation centre.

The Caribbean resort specialist’s charitable arm, Sandals Foundation, donated the cash to the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica for the ventilators which will be distributed to hospitals throughout the country.

The Jamaican government has been given access to Sandals’ 52-room Sandals Carlyle hotel which will be used as isolation centres for coronavirus patients who have recovered but still need additional space to be monitored before returning home.

The company is also providing transportation for healthcare professionals in western Jamaica and has donated thermometers to the country’s Ministry of Health.

Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in Saint Lucia is being used to accommodate Cuban healthcare workers coming onto the island to assist with COVID-19 efforts.