Queenstown Airport welcomes COVID-19 vaccination rollout
01 Apr 2021
Queenstown Airport welcomes the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Queenstown over the coming fortnight.
Queenstown Airport Corporation Chief Executive, Colin Keel said: "We have been working in partnership with Southern District Health Board throughout the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we continue to have robust health protocols in place at Queenstown Airport,"
"We are pleased that the vaccination of staff at Queenstown Airport has been prioritised alongside other front-line workforces in anticipation of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday 6 April regarding the reopening of the border with Australia,"
"While the vaccination of airport staff is not a requirement for the border reopening, it is an important and welcome step to protect our frontline staff and to provide peace of mind for the whole airport community."
The vaccination programme will begin in Queenstown on 10 April and all staff working at Queenstown Airport and their close contacts will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
"As a trans-Tasman only international airport, Queenstown Airport is also a “green zone” airport, and will have the approved protocols and procedures in place to safely manage the recommencement of flights to and from Australia," said Mr Keel.
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