Visitors to White Sands shopping mall from May 2 to 11 to get free COVID-19 test

Wok Hey, Unity Pharmacy, FairPrice supermarket and Koufu food court are among places that COVID-19 community cases visited at White Sands Shopping Mall.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

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Published: 18 May 2021, 11:38 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is offering free COVID-19 swab tests to members of the public who visited White Sands Mall from May 2 to May 11. 

This is a period of time where a few COVID-19 cases had visited the mall during their infectious period, and the swab test is intended to “pre-emptively mitigate any potential risk of wider, undetected community transmission”, the MOH said on May 17. 

Visitors and staff in the mall during that time will be identified through their SafeEntry records, and contacted via SMS notifications with instructions on how to book an appointment for their test.  

As of Sunday, White Sands Mall has been listed 14 times as a location visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period. 

Individuals who wish to take the free swab test may book an appointment at designated regional screening centres from May 18 to May 31. 

Swabbing for children is available at selected Swab and Send Home Public Health Preparedness Clinics.

Individuals going for the swab tests should bring along their Identification Card and present the SMS they received.

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