Safeguarding staff, customers and visitors whilst restoring confidence in our workspaces has become an urgent necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thermal Screening takes less than a second to check the body temperature of the person standing in front of the screen and then flags up if there is a concern. We know that a raised temperature is one of the key symptoms for coronavirus and is likely to be present even if there are no other symptoms.
Heathrow and Bournemouth Airports and Portsmouth Port are now using Thermal Screening. Many businesses, cultural centres and educators are now either deploying the equipment or are in discussions about it. Thermal screening is also making appearances on TV. BBC1’s The One Show had astronaut Tim Peak demonstrating the process while on “Inside The Factory” Greg Wallace showed how both Walkers Crisps and Heinz have added this procedure at their factories. Rugby Clubs such as Wasps have announced that their players are being screened at the training ground plus ITV and the BBC have screening for staff and presenters.
So what does this mean for visitors, clients and customers? When used as part of a series of measures – including social distancing, good hand hygiene and partitions – thermal screening can demonstrate to clients and the public that your business is doing everything in its power to minimise the risk and rebuild trust and confidence. The process is quick and simple, giving immediate results. Visible thermal screening at entry points to buildings could help to reassure and will also promote responsible behaviour and self-awareness. If we know we will be screened before entering an office or venue, then checking our own temperature before even leaving home could become normal practice. Businesses using Thermal Screening will be providing that one extra layer of protection and the new technology will help everyone play their part in reducing the transmission of the virus.