Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has announced it will be phasing out temperature checks for visitors and cast members. The announcement comes in response of new pandemic guidance from local health and government officials.

Temperature screening will stop for cast members on May 8, and for guests on May 16. The decision follows an announcement by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings that a new phase of gradually adjusting Covid-19 mandates is coming into effect. These adjustments include the phasing out of face coverings and a reduction in physical distance requirements.

A spokesperson for Walt Disney Resort said: “Since reopening, we have considered guidance from public health authorities, government agencies, and our own team of health and safety experts as we assess and update health and safety measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

Walt Disney World also said it will “evaluate this latest guidance and maintain our current health and safety measures at this time, including face covering requirements. We will continue to make thoughtful adjustments to our policy.”