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DAA Implements Enhanced COVID-19 Measures

19th June 2020 - 3:00pm

DAA Infographic on new procedures at Dublin and Cork Airports (See more pictures for larger image)

DAA Infographic on new procedures at Dublin and Cork Airports (See more pictures for larger image)

DAA implemented new measures in Dublin and Cork airports which reflect Ireland’s COVID-19 guidelines and best practice Europe per the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and ECDC guidelines. The Irish Government is currently advising against all non-essential overseas travel, but DAA is preparing for when Dublin and Cork airports will begin to ramp up again.



Face Masks/Face Coverings are strongly recommended for all passengers (arriving & departing) at all times when inside Dublin and Cork airport buildings or in car park shuttle buses. Children under 13 and passengers with a valid medical reason will be exempt. Passengers should bring their own face mask from home but masks will be available for purchase at the airport at vending machines. Only passengers should enter the terminal building, per EASA guidelines.



Dublin and Cork airports will continue to encourage proper hand hygiene with multiple hand sanitising units & signage. Socially distanced and simplified queue management systems are throughout the airports. There are floor graphics and signage throughout Dublin and Cork airports to assist passengers. Socially distanced seating is in place at boarding gates and food and beverage outlets. Certain seats will be blocked off to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. Signage to indicate capacity permitted in bathrooms, and lifts has also been installed.



Cleaning Processes - have been enhanced with regular deep cleaning and disinfection regimes in both airports. All key contact surfaces such as security trays, self-service kiosks, escalator handrails, and trolleys will undergo enhanced regular cleaning.



Modern electrostatic disinfection techniques are being used in many areas. This uses a special spray which is electrically charged, and this enables the sanitisers and disinfectants to wrap around and evenly coat all types of surfaces for a much more complete and longer-lasting clean.



Circa 720 plexiglass screens are being installed at close contact points throughout both airports in areas such as check-in, security screening, retail and food & beverage outlets, customer service desks, boarding gates, and US Customs and Border Protection.



DAA recommends to pre-book car parking online in advance. Contactless pay machines and entry columns are located in all car parks. Pre-booked customers can tap or insert their payment card on arrival at the car park and on exit. Customers who have not booked online in advance, can also use a contactless tap facility or insert their card upon arrival to car parks. If they take a ticket, they can pay by contactless at the pay station up to a limit of €99. Social distancing measures will be in place on car park shuttle buses and face masks are strongly recommended to be worn during the bus journey.

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DAA Infographic on new procedures at Dublin and Cork Airports

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