Heathrow has unveiled further measures to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting Covid-19 at the airport.
The airport has kicked off a number of pioneering technologies including UV cleaning robots which use UV rays to kill viruses and bacteria efficiently at night.
At the same time, UV handrail technology is being fitted to escalators to ensure continuous disinfection of the moving handrails, while self-cleaning anti-viral wraps are being fitted to security trays, lift buttons, trolley and door handles.
The wraps work by coating high-touch surfaces in a material with long-lasting anti-viral protection.
Heathrow is retraining 100 colleagues to serve as hygiene-technicians who thoroughly disinfect the airport and answer passenger queries on the methods being used.
These technicians will continuously monitor the effectiveness of these new technologies and help to inform plans to roll these projects out across the entire airport.
Prior to these trials, Heathrow meticulously reviewed every step of the passenger journey to identify key touchpoints where anti-viral technologies would have the most impact.
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