Melbourne Airport’s new hygiene and wellbeing measures

Includes 420 hand sanitiser units

Melbourne Airport has introduced a number of new hygiene and wellbeing improvements to support passengers as they return to the skies.

Key points:

•    420 hand sanitiser units installed across all terminals 
•    More than 4,000 physical distancing floor and seat markings at check-in, security and gate lounges

Hand sanitiser units are now located in all terminals next to check-in kiosks, lifts, and inside gate lounges, plus they can be found next to lifts in car parks and in taxi ranks.

Antibacterial wipes have also been placed inside baggage reclaim and next to trolley pick-up stations as well as food courts, so passengers can wipe down their luggage, trolleys and tables for added peace-of-mind.

The airport has also added more physical distancing floor markings at check-in, security screening and in gate lounges. Seating has also been spaced out to ensure passengers spend less time in close proximity to each other.

Lyell Strambi, Melbourne Airport CEO:

“We know some people may feel a little uncertain about air travel, which is why we have taken extra steps to introduce practical measures that will help make people feel safe across the airport.

“We have engaged with health professionals to review the terminal building and we will continue to work closely with our airline customers, stakeholders and government to monitor and implement relevant measures in response to COVID-19.

“Ultimately we all share in the responsibility to stop the spread of the coronavirus so if anyone is feeling unwell they should not come to the airport at all.”

Melbourne Airport is also working with its contractors and staff to ensure safety protocols are adhered to across the estate.

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