September 28, 2020

Social-distancing at airports is ‘impossible’, says Heathrow boss

Introducing social distancing at airports is “physically impossible”, the boss of Heathrow has warned.

“Social distancing does not work in any form of public transport, let alone aviation,” John Holland-Kaye said.

But the chief executive of Europe’s busiest airport said airports will have to introduce health-screening and passengers will have to wear masks.

However, the GMB union said the airport must enforce social-distancing to protect staff and passengers.

The union said workers fear contracting the coronavirus from passengers returning from countries where Covid-19 is prevalent. In the past two weeks three GMB members working at Heathrow have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

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