Caribbean Airlines has implemented the use of thermal scanners at its Piarco Head office in Trinidad, as part of precautionary
measures to limit and control the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The thermal scanners have been introduced on a trial basis and the airline will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of this measure.
During the trial period, all employees and visitors to the airline’s Piarco compound will be screened to assess whether their body temperature is at an acceptable level as prescribed by the Chief Medical Officer of Trinidad and Tobago (CMO).
Corporate Communications Manager at Caribbean Airlines, Dionne
Ligoure, said the company has increased its flights on the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago.
As a result, she said passengers comply with the various COVID-19 guidelines instituted.
Similar measures are being reviewed for offices throughout the airline’s network.
Caribbean Airlines’ CEO Garvin Medera said, “The implementation of thermal scanners at our Head office, in Piarco, Trinidad is just one of several precautionary measures that Caribbean Airlines has
implemented in the fight against Covid-19.”
“We are encouraging all employees and visitors to our Piarco compound to kindly cooperate with us as we work to limit the spread of Covid-19. Similar initiatives are being put in place at offices
throughout the Caribbean Airlines network.”
He added that the safety and wellbeing of all employees and customers is paramount.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roshan Parasram discussed a few other measures that the airline will implement.