Rennes Bretagne opens COVID-19 test centre and obtains AHA certification from ACI
For the summer holidays, VINCI Airports and Rennes Bretagne Airport are mobilising to make it easier for passengers to travel, with the setting up of a COVID-19 testing centre at the airport in collaboration with the Eurofins Biologie Médicale laboratory and the SAFER@WORK teams, thus enabling everyone to travel again with peace of mind. This new system completes the sanitary measures put in place at the airport in 2020, certified by the ACI as part of its sanitary accreditation programme. Efficiency for people's safety is a priority for Rennes airport and all the airports in the VINCI Airports network.
In order to make it easier for its passengers to get around, Rennes Bretagne, airport in France is opening a COVID-19 testing and information centre in the terminal building, from 13 July, with its partner laboratory Eurofins Biologie Médicale.
Although the airport centre is mainly open to French and foreign passengers, airport staff and employees in the airport activity zone, it is open to all: to the inhabitants of the surrounding communities and beyond. This is a necessity supported by VINCI Airports and the Ille et Vilaine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to effectively combat the virus spread and enable the region's economic activity to resume as soon as possible.
The centre is open with or without appointment. Managed by the Eurofins Biologie Médicale laboratory, which works alongside patients and health professionals throughout the health care chain, the airport screening centre accompanies each visitor individually for PCR or antigenic tests. The centre is located in the terminal building, on the first floor, on the mezzanine. It is very easy to access and will also benefit from the P3 car park available to local residents. The centre offers a wide range of opening hours: every day from Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) except Thursday, from 9.30am to 3pm from Monday to Saturday and from 9.30am to 2pm on Sunday. These times are subject to change depending on flight forecasts.
"As a major player in the region, it is essential that we are able to offer this service to our passengers and employees as well as to the inhabitants of neighbouring towns. Personal safety remains an absolute priority at Rennes Bretagne Airport. We are very pleased with this partnership with Eurofins, it is essential to offer services that will allow us to resume our activities with complete peace of mind," says Nathalie Ricard, Director of Rennes Dinard Bretagne Airport.
It should be noted that the Airports Council International (ACI) recently awarded Rennes Bretagne Airport the AHA (Airport Health Accreditation) accreditation, in recognition of the health measures campaign implemented by VINCI Airports at the airport.
The health measures implemented at Rennes airport are part of the "Protecting Each Other" campaign carried out by VINCI Airports at all its 45 airports, based on the health recommendations issued by the World Health Organisation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).