SafeEntry app to be progressively rolled out to taxis from May 12

In a bid to strengthen contact tracing as circuit breaker measures start to ease gradually,  the Singapore government will deploy the extensive use of technology will be for check-in at premises. 

From May 12, the SafeEntry app will be progressively rolled out to taxis to better support contact tracing efforts for street-hail trips.

"Commuters should scan the SafeEntry QR codes deployed in taxis when taking street-hail trips," Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement.

Photo courtesy: Khaw Boon Wan Facebook
Photo courtesy: Khaw Boon Wan Facebook

As announced previously, businesses and services that are in operation must come on board SafeEntry to log the check-in of employees and visitors. To date, the app has been deployed at over 16,000 premises.

MOH also noted that its study of linked cases in the community found that outside of the household setting, the majority of cases arose from workplace interactions. These include work activities such as meetings and discussions, as well as meals or social interactions among colleagues.

To reduce the risk of transmission as Singapore residents gradually resume activities, all businesses and individuals must uphold practices and measures that minimise the need for prolonged interactions.

"Good safe management measures like telecommuting, avoiding face-to-face meetings, and regular disinfection of common touch points and equipment should continue," the ministry said.