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Public health rationale for deploying SafeEntry and TraceTogether

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Joan Pereira
MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC

Question No. 1236

To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether more SafeEntry Gateway device stations and TraceTogether QR codes can be installed at more entry points of venues to facilitate check-ins; and (b) what measures are in place to encourage shoppers to wet markets to bring along their TraceTogether tokens or turn on their TraceTogether phone apps.

Written Answer

Since 15 June 2021, we have required public-facing venues with high visitor throughput to deploy the SafeEntry Gateway.  Such venues include shopping malls, places of worship and ticketed attractions.  Higher-risk venues like dine-in food and beverage outlets are required to do likewise.

These venues may apply for the SafeEntry Gateway box.  Alternatively, they can use the SafeEntry (Business) App which includes a SafeEntry Gateway function. Both options are available at no cost.

Patrons, stallholders and stall assistants at wet markets are thus similarly strongly encouraged to perform check-in at all these venues via the SafeEntry Gateways or to check-in via the SafeEntry QR codes.  These are placed at the natural ingresses of the markets, as well as at all entrances to toilets.  Stallholders will also encourage patrons to check in via the QR codes displayed at their stall fronts, where available.  Roving Safe Distancing Ambassadors with the SafeEntry QR code on hand can also help patrons to check-in on the spot.

The TraceTogether Token and App provide a convenient way to do these check-ins. We encourage everyone to carry their TraceTogether Token or keep their TraceTogether App active to facilitate contact tracing, and help protect us all.

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