The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that 'automatic' temperature checks will take place at their high performance centres for all players and staff who are returning to work from 29 June.

Daily checks will be mandatory at their centres at The Sportsground (Galway), University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Belfast and Abbotstown. The the use of facial recognition technology will allow for results to be available within 2 seconds.

"The  temperature check is just one of the protocols that must be undergone upon entry so this technology will help streamline the entry process to the HPCs and reduce the number of close contacts of staff," said the IRFU's Medical Director, Dr Rod McLoughlin.

"Anyone with an adverse temperature reading will not be permitted to enter the HPC and will be stood down to undergo further medical screening."

It was confirmed this week that a limited Pro14 will resume in late August.