WAGGA airport opening hours are set to change as airlines significantly cut back on flights next week due to the coronavirus crisis.
Wagga council's commercial director Caroline Angel said the reduction of commercial flights will mean passengers could only access the terminal for arrivals and departures starting Monday.
Ms Angel said the council urges non-passengers to stay away from the airport or limit time spent during pick-ups and drop-off of passengers.
It comes as three Sydney-to-Wagga flights were identified with COVID-19 infected passengers that took place over the span of six days in March.
"The council continues to take responsible steps to limit exposure for the health and safety of all airport staff and community members. This is in line with state and federal guidelines," Ms Angel said.
The new opening hours for the Airport from Monday are:
- Monday: 5.30am to 5pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 5.30am to 8.30pm
- Thursday: 3pm to 8.30pm
- Friday: 5.30am to 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday; Closed
On Wednesday, mayor Greg Conkey said in a video update that the council was "cleaning the airport twice a day".
"I spoke yesterday about the cleaning of the CBD, which continues; we are also cleaning the airport twice a day and that includes sterilisation of the services out there," Cr Conkey said.
Those suffering acute, cold, flu-like symptoms who have recently returned from travelling or are a contact of a confirmed case are urged to be tested for the virus. To do this, call HealthDirect on 1800 0222 222 to be triaged and advised by a nurse over the phone. Alternatively, contact your GP to book an appointment and let them know in advance if you have symptoms - these might include fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.
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