ABF’s Pacific Deployable Capacity Building Team released the Aviation COVID-19 Safe Guide for frontline officers in the Pacific.

This Guide has been developed to provide advice and support on suggested physical border measures that can be implemented to assist in safely re-opening international borders while minimising the health and safety risks associated with COVID-19 to border officials and industry.

This Guide focuses on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and suggested COVID-safe practices to protect frontline officers, staff, passengers, crew and industry from COVID-19 in the aviation environment. It provides guidance on:

a. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
b. Training and the role of a COVID-Safe Marshalls
c. Signage and posters
d. Cleaning and sanitisation
e. COVID Safe Zones at an international airport
f. Arriving and Departing Passengers
g. Examples of processes, layouts, PPE distribution and ongoing support links

Please note that this document is to be used as a guide only, and as a means to provide guidance to border agencies on physical layouts and safety recommendations on COVID-19 safe protocols at the border.

It is aviation-specific and can be used by the various border agencies and industry within the Pacific as the basis for the development of individual operational plans to achieve the above intent.

Australian Border Force

Aviation COVID-19 Safe Guide – Pacific

Instructional video – tour through Canberra Airport (Australia) outlining the consideration in this document;
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Informational video – Guidance on PPE and clinically safe practices;
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For more information or any queries, please email pacific@abf.gov.au

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