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JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport (YQY)

Last Updated: Sept. 30, 2020, 8:19 p.m.

  • Mike MacKinnon
  • 9025647720
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • No

  • Weblink to the health declaration form

  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form

  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?
  • Air Canada and Westjet agents will ask health related questions and perform temperature checks on all passengers during check-in and prior to boarding.

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 2 hours

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • 2 hours

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • Yes

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  • Terminal access is restricted to passengers travelling on the day and staff only. Non travelling public are not permitted in the terminal.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

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  • Contact the Commissionaire desk and advise your request for access.

  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • No

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  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • No

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  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • Yes

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  • CATSA agents wearing masks will review documents for access to security check points.

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • No

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  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • Yes

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  • Arriving passengers will be met by Nova Scotia Public Health authorities who will ask if you are arriving from outside the Atlantic Provinces or not. Documentation showing your legal address must be shown. If you are from Atlantic Canada you will be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers arriving from outside Atlantic Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Please monitor the Nova Scotia Government COVID advisories.

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • Arriving passengers will be met by Nova Scotia Public Health authorities who will ask if you are arriving from outside the Atlantic Provinces or not. Documentation showing your legal address must be shown. If you are from Atlantic Canada you will be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers arriving from outside Atlantic Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days at your place of residence. Nova Scotia Public Health authorities may randomly contact you or visit you to ensure you are at your self isolation location. Please monitor the Nova Scotia Government COVID advisories.

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?
  • Yes

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  • The passenger is responsible for arranging quarantine meals, transportation etc.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • No

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  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • No

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  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

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  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

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  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 2 meters

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

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  • Floor markers are in place.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • No

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  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • No

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  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • No

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

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  • All staff are required to wear masks in the terminal.

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • No

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  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • No

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  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • All high touch areas are disinfected after every arrival and departure flight. Electrostatic cleaning is used throughout the terminal.

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

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  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Airport lounges,

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  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Airport lounges,

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

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  • Arrival announcements are made to advise of self-isolation requirements if arriving from outside the Atlantic Canada provinces.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

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  • Stations are located in all areas of the terminal.

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • No

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  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • No

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  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

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  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

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  • Website, Facbook, Twitter

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • No

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  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • Yes

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  • Vending machines are available in the check-in and boarding lounge areas.

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

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  • Main terminal is serviced by new commercial Air Handling Units .

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • No

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