Portsmouth International Deploys Temperature Scanners
Portsmouth International has become the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for cruise operators to screen their passengers.
The temperature screening technology involves using a camera detection system to monitor the temperature of passengers to help support infection control on board. The service will be offered as an option for lines to use prior to arrival.
Mike Sellers Portsmouth International Port director said: “We want to make sure we are in the best position to welcome back passengers in a managed, safe and sensible way.
“Being able to help support our cruise lines by providing solutions for potential health protocols, should operators choose to use it for their customers, means we are ready to go once travel restrictions are eased,” he added.
The thermal imaging scanner is one a raft of measures being implemented to prioritize health and safety, an overhaul of the how the terminal will function once it reopens for passengers is underway, including appropriate full face PPE for customer facing staff, social distancing measures, clinical level hand sanitation products on door handles and cleaning stations.