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Wyboston Lakes Resort introduces automatic temperature check technology

Wyboston Lakes Resort has announced its visitors and staff will now have their temperatures checked by a hi-tech thermal imaging system as they enter the resort.

The heat detection system has been developed by Vodafone and will include thermal imaging cameras at entrances, which will screen the body temperatures of up to 8 people at once and 100 people in 60 seconds.

The images and temperatures, accurate to 0.3C, are relayed to a laptop from multiple entrances at once, generating automatic alerts if a temperature is higher than normal so that staff can follow up quickly with the individual.

The system is GDPR compliant and its data is held on a secure platform, reassuring the safety of visitor information.

Before returning to work, staff will be required to complete an online training programme on new working practices following Covid-19. To maintain hygiene, personal protective equipment will be provided to team members where appropriate and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the venue. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting will be increased in public spaces, with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.

Steve Jones (pictured), managing director, Wyboston Lakes Resort, said: “We believe that by introducing this heat detection system we have added a valuable extra way to identify anyone who might have possible symptoms of Covid-19 and help to prevent the spread of the virus to others.

“This is all part of ensuring our Safe Events procedures are as robust as they can be without impacting too much on the delegate experience. Our new policies also include physical barriers, signage, extra intensive hygiene and cleaning procedures, training and technology such as self-check in terminals and cashless payments only.”

Jones concluded that Wyboston Lakes is taking every possible step to ensure the safety of guests and staff upon its reopening and to provide them with confidence when staying at the resort.