Charter flights have been introduced to reduce or eliminate the interactions of mine workers with commercial airline travelers. Protocols for these charter flights include enhanced cleanings, changes to or the elimination of food and beverage services, and physical distancing measures. Workers are also being asked to wear face masks during travel. Where possible, companies require workers to not use public transportation when travelling to pick-up points (commercial flights, cabs, trains, etc.).
All southern workers travelling to the NWT are being screened with temperature testing, questionnaires, and pre-departure screening calls. If an employee or contractor shows signs of illness or has a higher exposure risk, they are told to remain at home. At southern pickup points, departure lounges, and pre-boarding health screening areas are located away from general passenger areas.