Virgin Voyages has selected DeCurtis Shield™ as a core component in its ‘Voyage Well’ programme.
This programme is aimed at increasing crew and passenger safety in light of not just the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to increase the overall safety and health of the crew and guests in the longer term.
“Our goal, first and foremost, is to ensure the health and safety of our crew in order for us to create a safe environment for our guests,” said Andy Schwalb, CIO, Virgin Voyages. “Our experience with DeCurtis and their ability to deliver in critical areas with strategic solutions was the major determining factor.”
Health, safety and security are the company’s primary focus in the cruise industry’s current environment. DeCurtis Shield focuses on improving indoor environments by quickly implement health screenings at any secure entry or exit point. The result is claimed to be a very fast and accurate temperature reading.
This technology is not just an answer to COVID-19, but a critical part of a mitigating strategy to lessen on board outbreaks, DeCurtis said.
Shield kiosks are used at entry and exit points to screen for elevated body temperatures, integrate health questionnaires, as well as other actions, such as mask detection.
“It is rare in business to be able to help address a global problem,” said Derek Fournier, President and CEO, DeCurtis Corp. “We are proud and excited to assist Virgin Voyages increase overall health, safety and security for their crew and guests. We know they see this area as critical for all lines as we collaborate to raise the bar on health, safety and security.”