Air Canada passengers to undergo temperature checks before boarding flights

There will now be mandatory temperature checks for passengers boarding Air Canada flights.
Sam Edwards High Level, Alberta

There will now be mandatory temperature checks for passengers boarding Air Canada flights, according to FreshDaily.

The airline made the announcement through a press release on Monday.

Other measures were released by the airline through its new CleanCare+ program. The program was brought on to “reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”

Air Canada is the first North American airline to introduce the preflight temperature checks. The checks will be made through an infra-red procedure that is non-invasive.

More new measures include:

  • Extra space in Economy Class; the airline will have a cap on the amount of seats available for every flight.
  • Mandatory PPE for employees
  • Personal care kits
  • Electrostatic cabin spraying

The measures will be brought in by May 15, 2020

Air Canada’s President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu said, “With Air Canada CleanCare+, we are introducing a comprehensive new program to give each customer added assurance for their well-being throughout all stages of their journey.”

He added that the airline will add to the program as they go and may eventually implement things like blood oxygen testing.

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