London Stansted one of the first UK airports to be recognised as Covid secure


05-05-2021
Welcome to London Stansted Airport sign outside terminal building

London Stansted has become one of the first airports in the UK to receive CAA recognition for the measures implemented across the airport to make it Covid-secure as it prepares for the return of passengers in the coming weeks.

Stansted, assisted by the CAA and Public Health England, has established and maintained a range of Covid-secure activities to meet international guidance on Covid safety measures set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The assessment looks at compliance with guidance on general hygiene, cleaning, masks and face coverings, health screening and declarations, the mental health and well-being of employees and passengers, as well as specific steps for passengers with reduced mobility.

Stansted is the first UK airport to receive the official assurance recognition outside of the three participants of the pilot scheme which included East Midlands Airport, Heathrow and British Airways.

Managing Director, Steve Griffiths, says: "This recognition is great testament and credit to the hard work of our teams across the business to keep our passengers and colleagues safe, and ensure we’re ready for the restart of international travel in the coming weeks.

"We can’t wait to welcome back our passengers and this accreditation and recognition should provide them with the confidence and reassurance we have done all we can to make them feel safe while at the airport."

 

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