Gatwick go-ahead to Get UV trays
A NEW system of disinfection has been brought to use at London/ Gatwick Airport ? ultraviolet (UV) cleansing of passenger safety trays ? to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The West Sussex centre is the first to use this hygiene step in the UK. Each tray which enters the hand luggage screening system passes through a UV tube — supplied by Smiths Detection — where high speed UV lighting is mooted to disinfect 99.9% of microbes. The UK’s second biggest gateway Was scheduled to have rolled out this method by the end of October to eight safety lanes, six for passenger usage and a pair for staff members.
Adrian Witherow, chief operating officer, Gatwick Airport, said:”This new system has proven itself to be extremely reliable and offers a really high degree of reassurance as every single passenger and staff member using the system will have a tray which has only just been disinfected. As an airport, we’ll continue to explore innovative health solutions like this that decrease the spread of coronaviruses and other infections.” Management at Gatwick has also implemented other measures to decrease the spread of disorder on trays ? for instance, a disinfectant coat has been sprayed on every one.
Meanwhile, other measures to reduce transmission found in the website include: socially distanced seats, increased deep-cleaning of touchpoints, sanitiser channels and using over 500 Perspex displays.
Elsewhere, it has been reported that British Airways (BA) has further pushed back its short-haul rotations from Gatwick until March 27 next year. Past destinations served by BA from Gatwick, which include Funchal (Madeira), Jersey and Naples, will continue to run from neighbouring London/Heathrow.