The UK’s third largest gateway has been carrying out a trial of measures for a numbers of weeks, ahead of official government guidance being confirmed last week.
Now, it has updated its advice to passengers so they know how to prepare for their journeys and what to expect when they get to the airport. The security and wellbeing of all of Manchester Airport’s passengers and staff remains its number one priority, which is why it has introduced a range of safety measures to allow people to travel with confidence.
These include wearing face coverings, enhanced cleaning, bookable security slots and temperature checks, among other things. Through a mix of graphics, posters, animations and social media content the airport has summarised these into handy hints for passengers to easily digest:
Don’t travel to the airport if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or someone in your household is self-isolating. Details on the symptoms to look out for can be found here.
Check the latest government advice regarding travel to your destination and any requirements for returning passengers, such as quarantine. Check the status of your flight with your airline
Prepare for your journey by considering what you might need every step of the way. Do you need to leave extra time to get to the airport? Do you have the PPE you need to travel on public transport? Could you make your airport experience easier by booking a slot to pass through security?
Protect others by only entering the terminal if you are a travelling passenger or working at the airport. This will help us with everything we are doing to keep customers and colleagues safe, particularly enabling others to maintain a safe distance between each other wherever possible
Keep your distance from others while in the terminal. Social distancing won’t always be possible in an airport and there are many other measures to keep you safe. However, it is important you keep a respectful distance from other airport users wherever you can
Cover your face at all times across the airport campus. In line with government guidance, and following a trial of various measures at Manchester Airport, all colleagues and customers are asked to wear face coverings within the terminal, on airport buses and throughout the campus. Customers should bring their own, face covering.
Wash your hands regularly. The most effective way to prevent the spread of Covid-19 is hand-washing with soap and water, but extra hand sanitiser will be available throughout the airports
Be reassured by the other steps we are taking across the airport to keep you safe. We are cleaning all surfaces on a rolling basis; trialling UV cleaning technology on escalator handrails and installing protective screens in busy customer areas, among other measures
Help us by supporting the trials we are conducting into other potential safety measures at the airport. This includes the trialling of temperature testing equipment at the entrance to security
Full information on the airport’s measures and latest Covid-19 advice can be found here: www.manchesterairport.co.uk/coronavirus