In response to the continuing pandemic, we can expect the need for physical distancing measures to be maintained at security screening checkpoints, including during the screening process. Measures to control access to the security screening checkpoint may need to be considered, as well as possible modifications to standard screening, in order to comply with new COVID-19 sanitary guidelines. Security screening staff should be exempt from carrying out health and safety related screening to ensure they remain focused on security screening and related processes.
Possible solutions include:
Note.- The standard procedure may continue if, for example, it could be determined that the high temperature generated by the specific ETD in use will destroy the virus and if the process for handling and storage of swabs eliminates the possibility of contamination.