Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic remains ongoing, there are a number of preventative measures in place at St Helena Airport to minimise the likelihood of the virus spreading in the St Helenian community. These measures are only effective if visitors and staff work together for everyone’s benefit.
Visitors to the Airport will see a change to the way that flights and passengers are facilitated. These include:
- All staff will wear face masks when passengers and crew arrive from other countries
- Staff will, where possible, maintain an accepted distance from all persons
- All staff are instructed to regularly sanitise their hands
- Desk screens have been installed to add an effective physical barrier whilst still permitting interaction between staff and visitors
- Robust cleaning regimes have been developed to (for example), more regularly clean ‘shared’ surfaces such as desks, trolleys, security trays, and washrooms
- A COVID-19 briefing session is given to all staff prior to the arrival of every aircraft to remind them of these measures.
These preventative measures have been designed to minimise the chances of contamination and cross-contamination in an effort to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 spreading on Island.
Visitors to the Airport, especially those arriving from COVID-19 infected countries are asked to adhere to the following measures to assist the Airport with minimising COVID-19 spread:
- Wear your face mask unless otherwise directed to do so
- Regularly sanitise your hands, particularly before and after using ‘shared’ surfaces (desks, washrooms, security trays, etc.)
- Keep your distance from other people wherever possible.
Protecting St Helena
When we work together to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it benefits you, the Airport and the St Helenian community.