Regional Express (Rex) announces that it will mandate the use of face masks for all
passengers as an extra layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19.
Face masks will be compulsory on all Rex flights from June 1, 2020.
Passengers are to use their own masks. Those without masks can purchase one at check-
in. Passengers will be denied boarding if they refuse to wear a mask except if there are exceptional reasons.
Passengers must wear masks at Rex check-in counters (or worn immediately after
purchasing from a check-in counter), at boarding gates, during tarmac transfer both at
boarding and disembarkation (including during bus transfers), and whilst on-board the
Rex National Airports Manager, David Brooksby, said, “As the country prepares to open the
borders and lift the lockdowns, we need to be vigilant now more than ever to ensure that we
prevent a second wave of infections which would cause untold economic damage and
misery to all communities. The health and safety of passengers and employees is
paramount and we thank our passengers for putting up with the inconvenience as an act of
consideration for our staff and other passengers.”
“Rex has already enforced significant changes to minimise the risk of infection, including the proactive and unprecedented measure of body temperature testing of passengers and
employees. Since early March, Rex has endeavoured to space out seating allocation of all
passengers to facilitate social distancing. Unrelated parties will not be assigned seats next
to each other when and where possible.”