A frustrated mum has hit out at travel firm TUI after her family holiday was ruined when she was forced to move to a coronavirus hotel because her partner tested positive for the virus.

Amanda Leavesley told the Liverpool Echo her family were moved to a remote part of Rhodes after her partner, Paul Heffey, tested positive for the killer disease.

The family jetted to Greece on Wednesday, September 30, and now have to spend the next 10 days in the flat with her two-year-old daughter Callia or face a fine or jail.

She said the group feels like they’re "in hell" in the quarantined apartment and claimed she had just "one bottle of water" between them for the first night.

The family jetted to Greece on Wednesday September 30 and now have to spend the next 10 days in quarantine

Amanda, who owns a fitness studio in Liverpool, also claims the "chicken and potatoes" served at mealtime was cold.

She told the Echo: "When we flew into Rhodes they carried out spot checks for Covid which was fine. Two days later we were contacted by the hotel and told to go straight to our rooms because my partner Paul Heffey had tested positive.

"A doctor came and checked us and said we were all fine with no visible symptoms.

"But then we were told that we had to go into quarantine at a special hotel for tourists who had all tested positive for Covid.

"We were driven by taxi to this remote part of the city – it was horrible."

Amanda claims the "chicken and potatoes" served at meal time was cold

Amanda claims her situation is made worse by the fact her partner, Paul, is in a different room to the family and all she can do is “wave across the balcony”.

She added: "When we first arrived I think we had one bottle of water between us for the first night.

"When the food arrived it was cold. We cannot go out and buy things because we can't leave the building.

"We are under a major flight path and the noise of the planes coming into land is horrible.

Amanda claims her situation is made worse by the fact her partner, Paul, is in a different room to the family

"There are barking dogs nearby all night and day and we cannot step on foot outside the building. We feel like we are in hell.

"I want to make it clear that I understand that we have to be in quarantine but these conditions are not acceptable."

Greek authorities have the right to transport anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus to government-provided accommodation. The costs of transfer and new accommodation will be paid by the Greek authorities.

A spokesperson for TUI said: "We can confirm that Mr Heffey tested positive for Covid-19 after being tested on arrival at Rhodes airport.

Amanda understands why her family need to isolate but has found the quarantine conditions to be "not acceptable

"Greek authority restrictions now require his party to self-isolate for 14 days and they have been moved to a specialist isolation unit within a hotel.

"We appreciate this must have been very unsettling for them. We are in contact with Mr Heffey and his party, and the hotel where they are self-isolating, to provide support.

"We will do everything possible to make their isolation as comfortable as possible and remain in close contact for the rest of their quarantine period."