When TraceTogether-only SafeEntry is implemented at a venue, visitors will no longer be able to enter by scanning QR codes with phone cameras, using SingPass Mobile or physically scanning their personal IDs.
Opening the SingPass app and scanning the SafeEntry QR code before entering a venue has become part and parcel of our lives. Soon, however, that may change as the Government attempts to switch to TraceTogether instead, in light of Phase 3 approaching to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
It said that this transition from other SafeEntry methods, such as scanning identity cards, is vital as the country prepares to resume larger-scale events and further reopen its economy safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The TraceTogether programme, which comprises both an app and a token, relies on proximity data to provide an initial list of close contacts for COVID-19 cases. Together with SafeEntry and associated digital systems, the programme would enable contact tracing teams to reduce the time taken to identify and quarantine a close contact from four days to less than two days on average.
The use of TT-only SE (TraceTogether-only SafeEntry) will provide added assurance that everyone present at these larger-scale activities is better protected by effective contact tracing through participation in the TT programme as TT-only SE ensures that if a COVID-19 case is identified, we can quickly inform close contacts in those locations through the TT programme. The close contacts can immediately take the necessary precautions to keep their loved ones safe.
“Members of the public who intend to attend these activities are encouraged to download the TT app or collect their TT token as soon as possible,” the SNDGO advised.