Coronavirus: Heathrow to start temperature checks on arriving passengers

The chief executive of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, has been lobbying for international common health screening standards as part of the resumption of flying at scale. “Temperature screening was introduced following previous outbreaks of Sars and Ebola, with some countries using thermal checks as a control measure against Covid-19.” Mr Holland-Kaye revealed the airport is “burning through £200m in cash every month,” but said Heathrow could survive without going bankrupt for at least a year.