Manchester Airport announce “next phase” of safe travelling – with temperature checks set to continue

Manchester Airport has confirmed that temperature checks will continue in the next phase of their travel safety pilot scheme – with face coverings also set to remain compulsory.

Wearing gloves, however, will no longer be required.

The international airport, which has been operating at a reduced capacity from a single terminal for several weeks, has introduced a variety of new safety measures to protect the travellers passing through the facilities.

Staff remain on hand as normal to help people through the “usual security processes” whilst wearing protective equipment.

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Manchester Airport announced their “next phase” of safe flying system on Monday (8 June).

The statement reads: “We are moving into the next phase of our Safe System of Travel pilot. Temperature checks will continue to be trialled and passengers will be asked to wear face coverings, but gloves will no longer be required.

“Covid-19 is an unprecedented challenge for aviation and we are conducting this pilot to better understand how we can increase capacity whilst maintaining passenger safety.”

“We will keep these measures under constant review and will amend them if and when we feel it’s appropriate, based on feedback from passengers, colleagues and guidance from our advisers.”

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