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    New hygiene measures at Melbourne Airport support travellers during COVID-19 pandemic

    07 JULY 2020 / By Melbourne Airport

    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

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

    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 travellers 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.
     
    Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi said the safety and wellbeing of passengers and everyone who visits or works at the airport is paramount.
     
    “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,” said Mr Strambi.
     
    “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.