The rollout of testing will commence in the next seven days whereby it will be mandatory for these workers to be COVID-19 tested every seven days.
This is an extension to the rolling program announced on November 20 for hotel quarantine staff assisting the frontline response to COVID-19.
There are strict PPE protocols in place to protect them from their passengers and this added testing requirement bolsters preventative measures for these workers.
Workers are provided regular refresher training in the correct application and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and infection prevention and control practices by trained public health nurses. This new measure is an additional layer of reassurance to ensure these systems are working.