Page ContentAlleviations to the Standards of the Annexes, as entered into the CCRD, were established as interim measures to support continued operations during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. As interim measures, these alleviations cannot sustain safe operations indefinitely. The continued use of alleviations dilutes decades of aviation experience – even with mitigations in place. Consequently, as we move cautiously towards the "new normal", these alleviations, and the guidance for use provided in the associated QRGs, will slowly be withdrawn. They will be replaced with planning tools, approaches and guidance for the recommencement of operations in line with the requirements of the SARPs.