Passengers traveling through MAG operated airports are being asked to cover their faces and wear gloves.
Manchester Airport Group (MAG) is encouraging passengers to bring their own gloves and face masks to its three airports, Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands.
In the early stages of the pilot, the airports will provide gloves and masks and staff will be on hand to assist passengers and guide them through the security processes while wearing protective equipment.
MAG says the move is to reassure the small number of passengers making essential journeys and provide protection to airport staff.
The airport operator says face coverings and gloves may be an important part of operating in a busy airport terminal going forward, and the pilot scheme will provide useful feedback.
In addition to the passenger guidelines, all MAG colleagues serving passengers will wear gloves and face masks, limited temperature screening trials will be conducted over the coming weeks, and MAG is considering asking passengers to make a health declaration in order to enter its airports.
Charlie Cornish, Group CEO of MAG, said, “MAG has been working with the rest of the airport industry on a new safety framework for travel. We now need to work urgently with government to agree how we operate in the future. This has to be a top priority so that people can be confident about flying, and to get tourism and travel going again.”