GRU Airport implements measures to handle the COVID-19 crisis
João Pita, Head of Airline Business at GRU Airport – the São Paulo International Airport concessionary – details how the airport is navigating the global pandemic.
GRU Airport has deployed a variety of prophylactic measures to protect its passengers, staff and ecosystem during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The airport’s top priority is to follow the rules and guidelines set by regulatory and sanitary federal agencies; helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the airport buildings.
With air cargo key to the global recovery from COVID-19, GRU Airport is monitoring operational capacity in regard to flight management and ensuring the transport of essential goods – in particular medicines and hospital equipment – continues as is required.
- Measuring the body temperature of all domestic and international passengers during the departure procedure
- Frequently reviewing the hygienic procedures, mainly those recommended by governmental departments
- Increasing the frequency of cleaning the common airport areas
- Reinforcing the use of disposable supplies, such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap and alcohol gel
- Installing new alcohol gel dispensers at points with high passenger movement
- Partaking in biological decontamination on common places, as the passenger and cargo terminals – including aisles, balconies, stares, elevators, floor, toilets and the superficies – are often touched by the public
- Frequently disclosing internal notices to the airport’s employees and airport community on COVID-19 prevention tips and recommendations on the regular use of Individual Protection Equipment (IPEs)
- Disclosing warning reminders and federal warning videos on the GRU Airport’s official channels
- Appling stickers on the floor to recommend the regular two-metre distance between individuals
- Reinforcing communication campaigns on COVID-19 preventions
- Disclosing a unique FAQs on COVID-19 on the São Paulo International Airport and GRU Airport websites.