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July 10, 2020updated 21 Aug 2020 11:56am

Australia’s Launceston Airport adopts hygiene measures

Launceston Airport in Australia has introduced new hygiene measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Launceston Airport in Australia has introduced new hygiene measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

The implementation of these measures comes as domestic air travel is expected to increase following the easing of restrictions.

The airport has installed hand sanitiser units inside the terminal entrances and bathroom facilities, as well as near lifts and stairways.

More than 450 physical distancing signs have been placed in the airport to ensure that passengers maintain a distance of 1.5m between each other.

The airport has increased its cleaning frequency of lift buttons and handrails, check-in desks, security trays and other high-touch points.

Launceston Airport CEO Andrew Gardiner said: “The past couple of months have been tough but Tasmanians have done a great job at suppressing Covid-19, leading to an increase in domestic flying in the coming weeks.

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“We can’t wait to welcome tourists and visitors back to the northern part of the state and we are pleased to enable domestic connections for Tasmanians.

“Our new hygiene measures will ensure travellers can clean their hands at every stage of the passenger journey, and our physical distancing signage reminds everyone in the terminal about spacing requirements. Of course, if anyone is feeling unwell the best advice is to stay home and not travel.”

Launceston Airport is a domestic regional airport, which is situated 15km from the town of Launceston near Western Junction in Tasmania.

It is the second busiest airport in the state of Tasmania after Hobart International Airport.

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