Use of non-contact forehead thermometers


In July 2020, MHRA put out a statement (which you can read here) noting that temperature screening products should not be relied on for the detection of coronavirus (COVID-19)

In September 2020, The National Incident Coordination Centre has sent the following note to independent providers supporting the Covid-19 response on the use of non-contact forehead thermometers for fever screening:

"There is nothing in the COVID-19: Guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings Infection prevention and control recommendations that recommends temperature testing as a stand-alone screening tool."

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