All MRT Stations & Bus Interchanges Will Use SafeEntry For Effective Contact Tracing
Nowadays, scanning a QR code is a mandatory step before Singaporeans can enter a supermarket, mall or park.
The contact tracing system, SafeEntry, is now a familiar process whenever we leave our homes for essential supplies.
According to Lianhe Zaobao, commuters can expect the same QR codes in all MRT stations and bus interchanges.
Commuters encouraged to use SafeEntry
Since last week, netizens started noticing SafeEntry QR codes at train stations and bus interchanges.
With a quick smartphone scan, they direct users to fill in their particulars, promptly taking note of their location.
Singaporeans can find the familiar QR code at visible locations like this one at Jurong East MRT Station.
Though not compulsory, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) told Lianhe Zaobao that Singaporeans are encouraged to do a scan after entering the station.
SafeEntry facilitates contact tracing
This simple process enables authorities to adequately carry out contact tracing.
If any Covid-19 patient was present at the same location, they are equipped with the information to inform those who might have come in contact with them.
As a good safety measure while on-the-go, Singaporeans should aim to check-in and out while commuting.
Stay safe while travelling
Singapore will be exiting the ‘Circuit Breaker’ this coming Monday (1 Jun) and can expect to see larger crowds on public transport.
Hence, do your part by wearing a face mask, practicing safe distancing and diligently checking in and out at public locations.