Naturally, any staff or team member with an elevated temperature could simply have a cold or there may be other physiological reasons for the raised temperature. However, in current circumstances, it is vital that anyone showing symptoms is kept apart from the rest of the workforce, and is directed to the right place for further, more detailed tests. This is the reason that temperature screening devices are used in the first instance; they allow employers to err on the safe side all the time.
If you are a business owner or have been asked to look at contingency plans for your company, it may be worth getting your team up to speed with remote working and the softphone solutions that you currently use or may choose to do so. The Government predicts that the peak for coronavirus will come in May or June, but it could be a case of it recurring in waves, so be prepared, and make sure you’re ready to put your remote working plans in action.