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In photos/video: Vancouver International launches cleanliness campaign

YVR Take Care is meant to restore passenger confidence shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic

Electrostatic cleaning, physical distancing, plexiglass, temperature checks, and signage; measures meant to restore the public’s faith in the safety of aviation, a faith tested and shaken during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This new programme is meant to help people move through the airport safely, with confidence and get ready to travel again when our governments remove border restrictions and isolation requirements,” said Robyn McVicker, Vancouver International Airport’s Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance, at a news conference Thursday announcing enhanced measures the airport would be taking as a result of the pandemic.

WATCH: Robyn McVicker, YVR Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance, explains how the YVR Take Care programme works (2:30)

Below: photos from Vancouver International Airport as traffic slowly starts to build from the depths of the pandemic

Cleaners demonstrate new electrostatic cleaning procedures at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).
A cleaner with her cart at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020. The airport plans to make its cleaning procedures more visible to restore public confidence in air travel (photo: Brett Ballah).
Stanchions wait for passengers to check-in at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).
Passengers check in for a Flair flight to Edmonton and Toronto at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).
Plexiglass has been installed at all desks to separate passengers from airline staff at Vancouver International Airport (photo: Brett Ballah).
Cleaners are expected to clean desks between each use (photo: Brett Ballah).
Closed restaurants at the international food court at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).
Robyn McVicker, Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance at Vancouver International Airport, presents the Take Care initiative at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).

The cost of additional cleaning is being covered by the closure of several areas of the terminal, said Robyn McVicker, YVR’s Vice-President of Operations and Maintenance.

Plastic covers desks and check-in kiosks in a closed section of Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).
Signs direct passengers away from closed security checkpoints at Vancouver International Airport June 18, 2020 (photo: Brett Ballah).

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