Infrared thermometers have numerous uses, especially to measure temperatures precisely from a safe distance without contact. These can be dual purpose with a setting for surface temperature readings or for human temperature measurement.
Forehead infrared thermometers are used for Covid-19 screening and can also be used on the wrist and neck to check a person’s temperature.
Infrared (forehead) thermometers are used to screen people for high fever, one of the symptoms of the coronavirus. Identifying somebody that may be infected reduces the risk of that person spreading the virus in workplaces, schools, and public areas. An elevated temperature does not only indicate a potential Covid-19 infection, so further medical evaluation is necessary to determine if a person is infected.