AGS Airports implements Covid-19 safety measures

8 June 2020 (Last Updated August 21st, 2020 11:57)

AGS Airports in the UK has implemented different health measures to increase the safety for passengers and staff, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

AGS Airports implements Covid-19 safety measures
Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, the UK. Credit: Emirates EK27.

AGS Airports in the UK has implemented different health measures to increase the safety for passengers and staff amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The measures follow the plans of some airlines to restart domestic operations later this month.

AGS Airports owns and manages three UK airports in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton.

Passengers will have to wear facial coverings in the airports while all the staff will receive personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks.

Key areas such as the check-in and security halls are installed with protective screens and passengers are advised to follow safe social distancing wherever possible.

It has also increased the cleaning routines with an increased focus on hard surface disinfection.

The company has also started the use of electrostatic fogging machines, that are said to disinfect surfaces in two minutes.

An antimicrobial product is being used for passenger touchpoints such as security trays and is 99.99% effective against Covid-19.

The airport operator has set up hand sanitiser dispensers, self-cleaning stations for trollies, floor markers for social distancing and signage throughout the airports.

Passengers who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms have been asked not to travel to avoid the spread of infection.

AGS Airports CEO Derek Provan said: “Our airports have remained open throughout this pandemic to provide crucial lifeline services. During this time, we’ve worked closely with both the UK and Scottish Governments, and their officials, to ensure we follow all health guidance.

“As the lockdown begins to ease and airlines start to confirm plans to restart domestic connectivity, it’s important we do everything we possibly can to keep our airports clean and safe for our staff and for our passengers.

“These measures, which are in place at all three of our airports, will ensure we help each other to travel safely through our terminals at a time when we are working to get our country and the economy moving again.”

In March, AGS Airports announced that it will implement temporary restrictions to ensure the safety of the staff at its three airports.