Civil Aviation Authority Issues New Guidelines Amid Second COVID-19 Wave

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released new standard operating procedures (SOPs) for its employees in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave in the country.

Under the new set of guidelines issued by the CAA’s Human Resources Department, employees can no longer enter the premises of their offices without face masks.


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Employees have also been directed to strictly follow social distancing measures and avoid handshakes. In case of any symptoms, employees must inform the headquarters. Once their leave is approved, they will have to be quarantined at home.

All official meetings will now be conducted via video conferencing, the document said.

The notification added that all CAA offices will be disinfected twice a day, and urged all the departments to implement the COVID-19 SOPs.


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Last week, the aviation authority issued a countrywide ban on the entry of visitors to all airports to curb the spread of the virus.

In its guidelines for ‘meeters and greeters’, the CAA had directed people to drop passengers off at the airports’ drop lines. Those coming to pick travelers must wait inside their vehicles until the arrival of the awaited persons.