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Scottish Hospitality group announce new technology partnership

A SCOTTISH hospitality chain has announced that it will be the first of hospitality outlets to be endorsed by a new technology firm. 

The new technology aims to stop the spread of Covid-19 by introducing a system of temperature checks in a non invasive system.

Signature Group has been endorsed by Fever Free Zone and will be piloted in McLarens on the Corner in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.

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McLarens on the Corner will be the first business to pilot the technology

Temperature checks on entry, activating a six-hour pass aims to give shop workers and patrons a safer environment.

If high temperature is detected, the shopkeeper will encourage the person to go home and the app will prompt them to seek medical advice and engage with the NHS.

Anonymity is protected as data on temperature is never stored for an identifiable individual on the Fever Free Zone system.  

Dr Paul Nelson who developed the technology said: “Our technology supports responsible businesses to become gatekeepers protecting the economy as well as reassuring customers of a fever free space in which they can spend their time.

“The six-hour temperature checks should serve as a strong reminder that the right to enter economically vulnerable spaces and ultimately the shape of our future is tied to our individual responsibility to do what we can, not to infect others.”

Louise Maclean, Business Development Director for Signature Group said the group is doing all they can to welcome customers back.

Ms Maclean said “This has been a really tough year for the hospitality sector in general, with so many outlets being forced to close their doors indefinitely as a result of government restrictions.

“As a business we have invested over £250,000 in covid mitigation since the outbreak of the pandemic and we are committed to doing everything in our power, to ensure that our customers and staff feel as safe as possible.”

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