Passengers arriving at Heathrow’s Terminal 2 are being screened for high temperatures from Thursday in a bid to identify travellers who might be infected with coronavirus.
Thermal imaging cameras mounted on tripods will automatically scan everyone who touches down at the terminal, aiming to spot those who have signs of a fever – one of the common symptoms of COVID-19.
The cameras form part of previously announced trials at the airport to combat the spread of coronavirus, which also include procedures to reduce person-to-person contact, UV sanitation and to quickly clean trays at security.
Should the screening prove successful, it could be expanded to departure halls and connection areas.
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