Passengers and employees at Pearson airport must now wear masks ‘at all times’

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Pearson Airport in Mississauga issues new coronavirus policies

Policies include enhanced face mask requirements

1 June 2020 by Iain Colpitts  Mississauga News

New policies

Toronto Pearson International Airport has introduced new policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective as of June 1. – Bryon Johnson/Torstar

Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga has introduced new policies for passengers and staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective Monday, June 1, all passengers and airport employees are required to wear face masks/coverings at all times.

As well, terminal access is restricted to passengers travelling on the same day and employees on duty. Passengers are asked to exit terminals immediately upon collecting their baggage and to adhere to in-terminal physical distancing signage.

Exceptions to the face mask policy will be made for passengers who are under the age of two, have trouble breathing, unable to remove a face covering without assistance or are dining at food and beverage locations.

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Non-travelers are permitted to enter public areas of terminals if they are a friend or family member of someone who requires mobility assistance or are accompanying a minor who is travelling alone.

Terminal access is now limited to specified entry points in Terminal 1 (Departures level, second set of doors across from check in aisles 3 and 4, EB3002 and the eighth set GA3003, top of aisle 11 and Transborder security, Level 2 South and West bridge; Arrivals level, door A and D; Ground level, door R) and Terminal 3 (Departures level, doors opposite crosswalks, escalators from Link Train; Arrivals level, Domestic and International Doors).

As well, employees are instructed not to dwell or gather in passenger areas for non-work reasons. Those who enter passenger areas to access food or retail service locations are asked to make their purchase and then leave the area.

More information on these policies can be found on Pearson’s website.

by Iain Colpitts

Iain Colpitts is a reporter with The Mississauga News.