Manchester airport has reversed a recent requirement for travellers to wear gloves when passing through the airport.

The requirement had been announced last month, alongside measures include temperature screening trials and mandatory face masks for all customers.

But in two tweets posted this morning (June 8), the airport said that it was moving into the next phase of its “Safe System of Travel” pilot programme.

The requirement to wear gloves had been met with scepticism by some readers, including one who commented that they were “Proven to be superb carriers of germs/viruses and dependent on their material not only extend the live of the virus, but become effective incubators for Covid 19”.

As of this morning fellow MAG member airport London Stansted was still promoting links on its website requesting passengers to wear both masks and gloves.