Services 23.11.2020

London Gatwick Airport launches new COVID-19 screening service

In order to support national effort against the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, London Gatwick airport, member of VINCI Airports' network, announces the opening of a brand-new COVID-19 screening centre available from 30 November.

Located at the airport’s South Terminal Long Stay Car Park, the new facility will offer a fast and accurate and lab-analysed PCR swab test. Pre-departure and post arrival ExpressTest COVID-19 screening will be available for Gatwick passengers, staff and local residents with results available the next day.It could also satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine.

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, says: “Reducing the spread of COVID-19 is a priority for us alongside giving confidence to so many people who have missed travelling during this difficult year. Our new screening facility is also a convenient service to offer people in the region looking for extra reassurance. 
Everywhere it operates, VINCI Airports is committed to help fighting against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. In France for example, in less than three weeks, no less than 154 patients were transferred, thanks to 77 medical flights operated from airports part of the VINCI Airports network.
VINCI Airports is also still fully committed to hygiene and safety as aviation resumes. All of these hygiene measures are part of the international “Protecting Each Other” campaign promoted by VINCI Airports at all of its locations. The campaign is founded on the hygiene recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the agencies of the United Nations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).