A small town in Rhineland-Palatinate is showing the way and uses automatic fever scanner “SmartXcan”.

In the course of the corona pandemic, fever has emerged as a common symptom according to various studies. But also with other contagious influenza viruses such as influenza, fever is usually a symptom.

For example, the leaflet of the Ministries of Health and Education of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Professional Association of Paediatricians and Adolescent Physicians (BVKJ) states quite specifically: “A child must stay at home if at least one of the following symptoms is present: fever… No admission or care in a day-care centre or school or segregation on site until the child is collected”.

But how do kindergarten teachers quickly recognize if the children have a fever when they enter the nursery?

The local community of Simmertal in the Hunsrück region has therefore opted for the ultra-modern high-tech solution “SmartXcan” from Kentix.

The non-contact fever scanner, which is permanently installed in the entrance area of the nursery, ensures fast and accurate values. Independent tests of the IPVM portal (ipvm.com) have confirmed a measurement accuracy of +/- 0.3 °C.

“We are very happy to have such a practical and simple solution for the protection of our children and our kindergarten staff. After all, we as a community have a duty to avoid possible corona hotspots.”said the mayor of the municipality with almost 2,000 inhabitants, who is also responsible for the kindergarten.

Denise Chmiel, the head of the day care center adds: “The kids are not afraid of the fever measurement. On the contrary, they even have fun standing in line to be measured. That’s probably because nobody comes too close to them with a classic clinical thermometer.”