Volunteers were invited to help the authorities implement the Covid-19 precautionary measures as when Muscat International Airport reopens for normal traffic in the coming days.
The participation of the volunteers was sought by the group called TaawonNetwork, which works under the supervision of the Omani Society for Human Resources Management.
“In preparation for the return of operations at Muscat International Airport, as soon as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) directives are issued, the Taawon Network in cooperation with Oman Airports invited the volunteers, which closed on Monday.”
According to Taawon Network, 1, 179 people registered to be volunteers and they will be contacted for an interview within the next two days.
It added that the volunteers are required to ensure precautionary measures to deal with developments of the Covid-19 pandemic at the airport.
Speaking to the Observer, a member of TaawonNetwork said that both citizens and residents are invited to be part of this volunteer group. “The selected volunteers will be training until the formal reopening of the airport.”
As per the details, volunteers should be able to speak fluently in Arabic and English while dealing with air travelers, priority will be given for those who speak more languages. Alongside having good appearance and behavior, the dress code will be Omani dishdashas and mussars for males and modest dresses for females.
The volunteers on the evening shift must be male-only.
It may be noted that Oman Airports has been working on the installation, and operation of PCR testing solutions.
Worldwide, airports and airlines have their own style of Covid-19 prevention and protection, but the two most consistent solutions to prevention are physical distancing in the queues and required face-coverings. Seeing constant reminders to wear a face mask in the airport terminal is going to be a common occurrence for quite some time.