Heathrow is trialling thermal screening equipment in Terminal 2’s immigration hall
The equipment detects elevated temperatures of arriving passengers using camera systems capable of monitoring the temperatures of multiple people moving through the airport
Heathrow says that passengers will be alerted to the trials through signage placed at the immigration hall, but will otherwise see “no visible change to their arrivals journey as no other screening methods will be needed”. It also says that no personal data will be stored or shared through these trials.
Heathrow says that if the trial is successful, the equipment may be rolled out across the airport into departures, connections and colleague search areas to further stress-test its capabilities.