TraceTogether to be compulsory at workplaces, schools, malls by December

Existing SafeEntry method to be phased out.

Naren Lee Sankar

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Published: 27 October 2020, 7:07 PM

The use of the TraceTogether app or token will be compulsory by December at venues including workplaces, schools and malls, among others.

On-site QR code scanning, using Singpass, or scanning personal ICs for SafeEntry check-in will be phased out at the respective venues.

Instead, people will enter by scanning the QR code using their TraceTogether app or by having the QR code on their TraceTogether token scanned by an on-site staff.

Collection of the TraceTogether tokens will be done one constituency at a time from Thursday (Oct 29), starting with Marsiling Community Centre for residents in Marsiling constituency. It will be followed by Fuchun and Woodgrove community centres on Saturday for residents in Woodgrove.

More constituency community centres will progressively open for collection of tokens until December.

Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the COVID-19 task force, said: “When we do have a higher take up rate of TraceTogether and wider deployment of [TraceTogether]-only safe entry, I think those conditions will help in allowing us to enter Phase 3.”

Venues where TraceTogether will be compulsory:

1. Workplaces such as offices, factories.

2. Schools and educational institutions.

3. Preschools and student care centres.

4. Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, TCM clinics, complementary healthcare facilities.

5. Residential and community-based care facilities such as nursing homes, senior activity centres, senior care centres, day activity centres for persons with disabilities.

6. Places of worship

7. Funeral parlours

8. Hotels

9. Banks and financial institutions

10. Retail, personal and food & beverage (F&B) services including malls and supermarkets, selected popular wet markets, F&B outlets for dine-in customers, large retail outlets (> 930 sqm or 10,000 sqft), personal care services such as hairdressers, barbers, spas, beauty and wellness, facilities providing pet services.

11. Tuition and enrichment, training centres, and other training/class venues.

12. Sports and recreation including sports and fitness centres, gyms, studios, country and recreation clubs.

13. Cultural and entertainment venues including libraries, museums, exhibitions, and showrooms, cinemas, attractions, and other entertainment venues.

14. Home-based businesses that involve customers entering one’s home for a prolonged period, such as private dining, hairdressing services.

15. Event venues such as function halls/rooms, event lawns.

More information about where to get a token can be found at the TokenGoWhere website.

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