Heathrow To Trial Temperature Screening On Arrival, Starting Today

Heathrow To Trial Temperature Screening On Arrival, Starting Today
One of a suite of planned tech trials.

Heathrow has announced new temperature screening trials, launching today in Terminal 2 arrivals.

Part of a wider series of planned tech trials and new processes to be rolled out in coming weeks, this thermal screening technology is intended to check for elevated temperatures in passengers arriving to the city.

Passengers won't notice any immediate impact from the temperature screening, as it uses camera detection systems capable of monitoring the temperatures of multiple people at one time, from a distance as they move through the airport.

Observations from the trials will be shared with the Government, and Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye notes that this technology is only part of a possible, eventual approach to deal with the challenges faced by Covid-19, commenting '...a Common International Standard for health screening must be agreed by the global authorities.'

Last Updated 21 May 2020