The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is directing measures at YUL to detect, monitor and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are working very closely with the PHAC to provide whatever assistance is necessary and to quickly implement these measures.
In recent weeks, the PHAC has launched an awareness campaign by posting messages on arrivals screens reminding passengers to inform a border services officer if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. Additional questions have been added at electronic border kiosks in the customs hall. Flyers are being distributed to travellers and the PHAC also has screening officers on site. In addition, the PHAC has set up an information kiosk at international arrivals for passengers and employees. Qualified personnel are on site from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. to answer questions. For more information about the measures in place, please click here.
ADM is also complying with the Québec government’s recommendations.
More specifically, ADM has put in place additional measures in the terminal and adapted cleaning procedures to passenger flows:
- Increased disinfection frequencies in areas where passengers circulate daily;
- Complete disinfection of the primary inspection area after the passage of certain targeted flights;
- Addition of disinfectant gel dispensers, particularly in the arrivals corridor, the border services hall, and the baggage carousel area;
- Removal of 90% of baggage carts to ensure more efficient cleaning;
- Removal of all shopping carts in the international departures area;
- Cleaning crews available to respond and add additional frequencies;
- Hand washing signage campaign deployed in all washrooms in the terminal building.
Since March 16, messages regarding the importance of the 14-day self-isolation are deployed in the terminal through signage and the public announcement system. Additional signage is also in place in the terminal.
- Reduced seating capacity by 50%;
- Rearranged seating to keep every second table free (e.g. by removing chairs);
Effective March 16, the shuttle service is available only to passengers returning to the country who had parked a vehicle in one of YUL’s remote parking lots. Additional measures have also been implemented:
- All EconoParc parking lots (P5-P6-P7-P8-P9) have been closed indefinitely to limit the use of passenger shuttle buses.
- The only passenger parking facility available is the multi-level parking lot located in front of the terminal building, and within walking distance.
- Shuttle buses are being cleaned more frequently.
- Users must comply with the recommended voluntary distance of 1 metre.
ADM will continue to work closely with the PHAC and provide updated information as it becomes available to its employees and its passengers.
Since March 23 at midnight, parking lots P10-P11-P12 and A2 are closed. Any employee holding a parking permit in one of these parks will now have access to parking P5. All necessary access has already been granted remotely.
This measure was put in place to avoid the use of shuttles to transport employees, and thus further reduce the risk of the virus spreading in confined areas. Parking P-5 is located within a 5-minute walking distance from the terminal.