SafeEntry Check In Required At Venues With High Traffic From 12 May Onwards

Although Singapore seems to have a handle on the Covid-19 pandemic as of late, authorities are not letting their guards down.

To reduce the risk of a second wave of infections, the nation is boosting its contact tracing efforts. This will help authorities identify patients quicker in the event new clusters form.

Hence, the SafeEntry check-in system will be deployed at venues that face high human traffic from 12 May onwards.

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This was announced in a joint statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Smart Nation and Digital Government Office on Saturday (9 May).

Citizens should bring their ICs with them

For those who are unfamiliar, SafeEntry is a national digital check-in system that logs the names, NRIC/FINs and mobile numbers of individuals.

Citizens can use their smartphones to scan a QR code displayed at the venue, or have the barcodes of their identification cards scanned by staff. Besides the standard ICs, visitors can also use their driver’s licenses, student passes or work permits work.

SafeEntry check in will be made mandatory at the following venues from 12 May:

  • Workplaces e.g. offices, factories
  • Schools and educational institutes
  • Pre-schools
  • Healthcare facilities e.g. hospitals, clinics, TCM clinics
  • Residential care facilities e.g. nursing homes
  • Hairdressers/barbers
  • Supermarkets
  • Selected popular wet markets – Geylang Serai Market, Block 104 / 105 Yishun
    Ring Road (Chong Pang Market), Block 20/21 Marsiling Lane, and Block 505
    Jurong West Street 52)
  • Malls
  • Hotels

These are locations where individuals are likely to be in close proximity for prolonged periods of time or in enclosed spaces with higher traffic.

SafeEntry to roll out to taxis soon

To date, SafeEntry has been deployed at over 16,000 premises.

It will be progressively rolled out to taxis from 12 May to better support contact tracing efforts for street-hail trips.

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F&B outlets do not need to deploy the check-in system for customers as they are only open for takeaways and deliveries.

However, employees need to check in given the outlet is their workplace.

Doing our part to keep Singapore safe

Even though ‘Circuit Breaker’ measures are easing, do leave your homes only when necessary. We’re not out of the woods just yet.

And when we’re out, let’s keep up good safe distancing habits, and adhere to the new SafeEntry requirements.

Let’s make sure the second wave never comes to pass.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps and The Honeycombers.