TraceTogether-only SafeEntry will be required at all higher-risk venues from Jun 1

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From Jun 1, only the TraceTogether app or token will be accepted for SafeEntry check-in at all higher-risk venues.

The contact-tracing system will be mandatory at venues with higher numbers of visitors – such as malls, workplaces, places of worship and schools – or where people are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged periods – such as restaurants and gyms.

The move was announced on Thursday (Apr 22) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG).

Members of the public can check-in at these locations by: Using their TraceTogether app to scan the venue’s QR code; displaying their TraceTogether token for venue staff members to scan; or tapping their app or token at a SafeEntry Gateway device.

Other modes of SafeEntry, such as launching your phone’s camera to scan a venue’s QR code, using the Singpass app and scanning of barcodes on personal IDs, will be discontinued.

Large retail stores and supermarkets inside a mall will not need to have SafeEntry check-ins.

“This is because all visitors would have already performed TraceTogether-only SafeEntry check-in at the mall entrances, and the interactions at these venues within the malls are generally more transient,” the press release said.

Small retail stores such as pharmacies, convenience stores and heartland provision shops that were not required to implement SafeEntry for customers, but have voluntarily done so, should also remove these check-ins to increase convenience for customers, the authorities added.


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