Virus Fever Screen (VFS) Information for People Being Screened
Thank you for your interest in the information for people being screened under the Colmed Group Virus Fever Screen (VFS) service.
If you are interested in booking a VFS service for your site, please contact us.
Further information for people being screened
The Colmed Group Virus Fever Screen (VFS) is a service to help detect people with signs and symptoms of a virus before they enter a designated area.
Colmed Group will provide the screening and assessment services. Colmed Group will alert the venue staff of the screening outcomes. It is the responsibility of the venue to decide and enforce who is permitted to enter.
The process is conducted:
- Using a device which measures temperature of the human body
- In two stages (primary screening and secondary screening)
- Observation of people displaying clinical signs
The benefits are:
- Detection of people who display common signs and symptoms of virus such as elevated body temperature
- Detection of people displaying visible signs of a virus
- Deterrent to people who may try to mask symptoms of virus
- Re-assurance to people inside the designated area of a control measure to protect them
- Provide immediate access to clinical assessment
The limitations are:
- Some people may carry a virus without any signs, symptoms or knowledge of the virus at all. These people cannot be detected by the VFS. The VFS will only detect people who have signs or symptoms at the time of passing through the screening point.
- The accuracy of the equipment can be affected by environmental factors such as cold outdoor temperatures. This can lead to a ‘false negative’. A false negative is when the temperature ready abnormally low.
We ask all people approaching the screening point to:
- Remove headwear
- Avoid hold/cold environments
- Be prepared to answer the following questions:
- Do you object to having your temperature checked?
- Do you feel unwell or have any symptoms of illness (including cough, fever, chills, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath)?
- Have you taken any medications for masking or treating a fever in the last 24 hours?
- Have you been directed to isolate or quarantine in the last 14 days?