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Covid test area to be dismantled

Covid test area to be dismantled

Sunday 12 February 2023

Covid test area to be dismantled

Sunday 12 February 2023


Work to remove the covid testing area at Guernsey Airport will start this week now it is no longer deemed necessary as part of the island's defences against the virus.

The facility was built in early 2020 as the potentially fatal virus neared the Bailiwick.

Now it will be removed in phases starting Tuesday.

Guernsey Ports said that as covid travel restrictions are no longer in place and that testing isn't a requirement, along with rising passenger numbers, Health and Social Care agreed the testing area could be removed.

Phase 1 will include the removal of the exit area at the eastern end of the testing facility, followed by the removal of a number of booths stages so passengers aren't disrupted during busy times.

Steve Langlois, Head of Passenger Operations and Aviation Security said: “We’re pleased to begin the removal of the covid testing facility at Guernsey Airport as it symbolises a very challenging time for the community and it ushers in a complete exit from pandemic travel restrictions.

"We are planning to remove the testing booths in a phased way to reduce disruption to the travelling public.

"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all airport users for their support and understanding during this time.”

 

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