SNCF Trialling Voluntary Passenger Covid-19 Tests
During the summer…
The SNCF is going to test a device for taking the temperature of TGV customers before they board the train, on a voluntary basis, as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The first tests will be carried out from today, July 21, at Gare de Lyon in Paris.
Five “Health Kiosks” set up on the platform will allow passengers who wish to do so to measure their body temperature, using a thermal camera. Passengers will stand in front of the machine for four seconds and their temperature will not be displayed on the device. The data will not be stored.
The aim of the trial is to prepare for the possibility that the French government may make such checks mandatory in the event of a second wave of the epidemic, Alain Krakovitch, director of Voyages SNCF, told AFP.
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