Airports order passengers to cover faces and wear gloves
Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which owns the three airports, said the measure is designed to “demonstrate one way in which air travel can be made safe”.
The airports are believed to be the first in the UK to implement such stringent hygiene rules.
Passengers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and face coverings or masks, but they will be provided in the early stages of the trial.
The Health and Safety Executive here has sought social distancing details from three airports in Northern Ireland after pictures shared of Aer Lingus’ George Best Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow flight on Monday morning showed row after row filled with passengers.
Stormont’s health minister Robin Swann criticised the airline amid evidence of an almost full cabin with no apparent social distancing.