Aug 28, 2020
By Jane Brown
Not that many of us are doing much travelling these days, but the people at WestJet say for those who are flying, they’ve enhanced their safety measures related to COVID-19.
Beginning on Tuesday September 1st, there will be a zero-tolerance policy for those passengers who refuse to wear masks and face coverings on WestJet Group flights, which includes WestJet, WestJet Encore, and Swoop.
Non-compliance for anyone over the age of 2, will result in being placed on a no-fly list for one year.
It will be managed in a three-step process:
Passengers will first be asked to put the mask on in a discussion with cabin crew.
Passengers will be given a warning that masks are required, and compliance is necessary.
Passengers will receive notice that non-compliance will result in follow up notification that they will be placed on a no-fly list for 12-months.
Travellers who wish to eat or drink while on board will be able to do so if they replace their face covering or masking once finished.