The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) collaborated with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to publish the Public Venue Security Screening Guide — Touchless Screening Annex.

The Touchless Screening Annex offers best practices for non-contact screening procedures that stakeholders may implement in addition to the screening procedures outlined in the previously-released Public Venue Security Screening Guide. The NCS4 Annex is intended for use at public venues hosting various events, including sporting events, concerts, fairs and family festivals, conventions, theme parks and other events or functions where people gather.

The Annex highlights strategies and technologies security leaders can implement for a contactless screening experience, which could reduce COVID-19 exposure risk. Some of the foregrounded technologies include:

  • Temperature monitoring
  • Electronic health screening surveys
  • Ultraviolet light cleaning systems
  • Cashless and contactless concessions

The Public Venue Security Screening Guide released in July 2021 set the stage for these latest best practices. That guide was the third in the CISA series of document updates, beginning with the 2019 Public Venue Bag Search Guide and the Public Venue Credentialing Guide released in 2020.

The NCS4 produces best practices and considerations guidelines as part of its resource portfolio. In addition to offering training options in-person and online, the NCS4 acts as an independent evaluation body for technology solutions in the sports and entertainment safety and security space.

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