Temperature Check Policy and Limitations

THIS POLICY

Prepared/reviewed by: James Hall, Frank Fletcher, Laura Davis
Purpose:Information on how to conduct a safe temperature check on an individual, and some of the limitations of this check.
To be read by:Operations manager, all team members, volunteers, hospital contacts, Trust leads and Skippers before any activity.
Also refer to:Policy on Isolating for Young People, Staff and Volunteers.
COVID Secure Travel Policy.
Last updated:Friday 10 June 2021


OVERVIEW

Regular temperature checks will be part of our wider safety management approach. They are an indicator of symptoms and not a standalone control measure.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

What is a high temperature?

Someone may have a high temperature if:

WHEN TO TAKE SOMEONE’S TEMPERATURE

All temperature checks will be completed used a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer (refer to the manual for the operating instructions)

Arriving at pick up point/on site

On-trip checks

The thermometer (and any other equipment) must be wiped down between checks.

If someone has other symptoms

If someone has any other official COVID symptom(s), please follow the refer to ‘Policy on Isolating for Young People, Staff and Volunteers’ and follow as appropriate.

LIMITATIONS

Temperature checks are only one part of trying to keep everyone safe, because:

POLICY SOURCES

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