July 09, 2020

New hygiene measures unveiled at Launceston Airport

As domestic flying is set to increase through the state, Launceston Airport has unveiled new hygiene measures in response to COVID-19.

Embargoed to Thursday 9 July 6am

As domestic flying is set to increase through the state, Launceston Airport has unveiled new hygiene measures in response to COVID-19. 

Now there’s hand sanitiser units located inside all terminal entrances and bathroom facilities, plus next to lifts and stairways.  

More than 450 physical distancing signs remind travellers to keep at least 1.5 metres away from each other, supported by PA announcements in Arrivals and Departures.  

The airport has also increased the frequency of cleaning high touch points such as lift buttons, and handrails, check-in desks and security trays.    

Launceston Airport Chief Andrew Gardiner said he looked forward to welcoming travellers back.  

“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,” said Mr Gardiner.  

“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.”          

For further information contact: Launceston Airport - (03) 6391 6222