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01 July 2020
Horsham Rural City Council is working with the municipality’s business operators to distribute a supply of infrared thermometers.
Regional Development Victoria has sent a limited number of the infrared devices to Horsham Civic Centre, where businesses and organisations with shared communal facilities can collect them free of charge.
The project allows business operators to take a customer’s temperature on check-in, allowing them to operate with the knowledge that customers are not presenting with a fever, one of the symptoms of COVID-19.
Chief executive Sunil Bhalla said the council would give priority to businesses and organisations with facilities such as toilets or kitchens and who might experience an increase in patrons due to school holidays.
“For example, priority has been given to caravan parks and accommodation businesses with communal facilities, but I imagine places such as cafés and restaurants who also have shared facilities might want to make use of this offer,” Mr Bhalla said.
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“We have already contacted and provided thermometers to our caravan parks, gyms, cinema and the art gallery. The remaining thermometers will be available at the council’s customer service for businesses to come and pick one up.”