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Distance, hair and sweat can all affect the reading of the temperature scans you've been experiencing at work, shopping malls and schools.
Dr Richard Lessells, an infectious diseases specialist leading the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp), said non-contact forehead infrared thermometers may provide a measure of reassurance but urged caution around their use during the pandemic.
“They are unlikely to be an effective part of our response for Covid-19. They are just to reassure people that measures are being taken in most cases. As a public healthcare measure, it’s probably not reliable," said Lessells.
Gordon Smith, owner of AWR Smith Process Instrumentation, which specialises in various portable testing and measurement tools, said it was important to use a thermometer correctly. He offered this advice to get the best results from temperature screening:
- To get the correct temperature, one must make sure the thermometer is at a distance of 5-10cm from the forehead. Too far away from the skin will either display “Lo” or give an incorrect reading.
- The skin must be wiped to remove any sweat.
- No hair, scarves or any obstruction on the measurement areas.
- Avoid testing immediately when a person has excessive clothing or was exposed to air conditioners, cold rooms, wind, sunshine or any other source of radiant heat. Wait five minutes for skin to stabilise
- It is generally recommended that the thermometer be tested and calibrated at least once a year to ensure that it functions accurately.
- Do not put the thermometer where the temperature is too high or too low, damp or direct sunlight, dusty or corrosive gas.