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World Duty Free

Stansted Airport, Bassingbourn Road, Essex, CM24 1QW

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • The terminal is closed to passengers and flights between 17:00 and 05:00 every night. There is no access into the terminal building during these closure hours.
  • The free set-down option in the Mid-Stay car park has moved to Blue Short Stay. Blue Short Stay is a 10-15 minute walk from the terminal. The Express Set Down (chargeable) remains open as usual.
  • There have been no changes to the entrances or exits.
  • Only passengers flying are allowed to enter the terminal wherever possible. Family/friends/carers may enter to assist passengers who require help on Departure or Arrival.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available at:
    - The main check-in concourse x2.
    - Immediately after Security before Duty Free x2.
    - Immigration before the Border.
    - Baggage Reclaim Hall.
    in addition to handwashing facilities in all existing toilets.
  • Extensive signage is in place to remind passengers about social distancing, the requirement to wear a face covering and to wash hands.
  • Protective screens are in place at all desks including; Check-in Desks, Information Desks, PRM Receptions, and Boarding Gates.
  • There have been no change to the toilet facilities.
  • Face masks are required in all indoor areas at all times, unless when seated to eat/drink. If a passenger is exempt from wearing a face mask for medical reasons they are advised to check with the airline, as all airlines flying from Stansted may require proof of exemption before allowing boarding.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Departures Security

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the left just before World Duty Free.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is light.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 210cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
  • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left before you enter the World Duty Free shop.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does contrast visually with the wall.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard female and male toilets.
    • There is step-free access to the baby change facilities.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left just before world duty free.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 89cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

World Duty Free

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step free access from Security to World Duty Free.
      There is a map of the World Duty Free and Departure Lounge, just before the entrance.
    • There is a short cut available for those with mobility issues to bypass the World Duty Free.
    • The short cut to bypass the World Duty Free to access the Departures Lounge is located to the left after security next to the toilets.
      A member of staff will escort the passenger to the short cut.
      The short cut is a double door. The door is automatic and opens away from you. The door is 185cm wide.
    • The type of flooring in along the route is tiles.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The main aisle width is over 200cm.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There is clear signage to the departure lounge.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • The main payment tills are located at the rear of the World Duty Free just before the Departure Lounge.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access to the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The height of the till(s)/counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is not a lowered section at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • World Duty Free offers a shop and collect service.

Departure Lounge