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In a nutshell what is Fever Free Zone all about ?

"FeverFreeZone is an initiative that sets out to help us all change and be proactive in being part of the solution to C19 and not part of the problem. FFZ is a membership quality accreditation scheme for responsible businesses who train, are assessed, and are quality assured to adhere to the govt advice regarding C19 measures required in their business sector. In addition, businesses are trained to offer temperature assessment using a clinically recognised contactless thermometer according to a Standard Operating Procedure.  The temperature triggers a status page on the customer’s mobile phone indicating they are “fever free” in which case they get frictionless access to participating businesses, for six hours or else if they are NOT fever free (i.e. the temperature assessment is 37.8 or greater) the app directs them to seek advice from the NHS and if consent is obtained  (potentially) connects directly into the NHS test track and trace workflow....

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C19 Specific Safety Measures

The UK and Scottish Government guidance around masks and face-coverings was slow to evolve, and so is guidance on body temperature assessment. Scientists still argue about where and how people should wear masks. Now even their biggest initial opponents accept that masks are part of the solution.

Many of us sensed this at the very beginning of the pandemic, and it turns out to be quite hard for scientists and governments to act on common sense which later becomes quite apparent.

There are traditionally two approaches to the development of guidelines for public health and Medicine.

  1. Evidence-based Medicine, where changes are only made based on substantial evidence using rigorous experimental evidence including randomised controlled trials
  2. Precautionary approach, where we take simple, sensible steps in the absence of rigorous experimental evidence and then monitor and modify advice regularly.

In non-pandemic conditions, the Evidence-based approach is the best because it...

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