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13.10.2020, 12:43

Helping People Back to Worship

Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Supplier News, United Kingdom

A skin temperature screening solution from AMETEK Land is helping worshippers gather in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples.


The VIRALERT 3 system provides real-time infrared thermal imaging from a safe social distance, scanning for elevated temperatures that could indicate infection. Temperature screening systems have become an essential addition to the existing infrastructure of places of work and worship, particularly in areas where people .


In the UK, the release of new government guidelines for places of worship has been greeted with news reports highlighted the use of temperature screening systems to help people back to worship safely. The guidelines, which came into force in England on September 14, have been put in place to remind places of worship that they are also places of work.


As the next few months will see some of the largest religious festivals; from Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light in November and Hanukkah and Christmas in December, could installing temperature screening systems help worshippers gather more safely?


World-leading temperature monitoring expert’s at AMETEK Land, based near Sheffield in Yorkshire, believe they could, with the right equipment in place.


VIRALERT 3 is described by the company as a "first of its kind" as it incorporates a camera and a temperature-controlled reference source on a single mounting, and also offers automatic face detection - taking a reading accurate to within 0.5Centigrade in just two seconds.


Automated operation allows long queues of worshippers to be processed quickly.



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