Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of checking passengers temperatures at airports to counter the spread of COVID-19.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Our experts made an early assessment that stopping flights and screening at airports would not make a significant difference as the effect on delaying the peak of the outbreak would be minimal.

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