SafeEntry will soon be mandatory at all hawker centres & wet markets in S'pore

This is to improve contact tracing efforts.

Jason Fan | July 20, 2021, 03:28 PM

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There will soon be mandatory SafeEntry (SE) Check-in at all wet markets and hawker centres around Singapore, as part of efforts to improve contact tracing for individuals at these settings, according to a Ministry of Health (MOH) press release on Tuesday (July 20).

Will be introduced progressively

According to MOH, wet markets and hawker centres are places frequently visited by members of the community, and are also where many seniors tend to congregate.

As a result, the potential for Covid-19 transmission is high, given the close proximity between individuals, as evidenced by the recent clusters detected at these settings.

Previously, on July 18, the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the town councils announced that they will be progressively implementing access control, with interim fencing and mandatory SE check-in at markets where Covid-19 cases have been detected among stallholders or stall assistants.

In the coming weeks, the government will progressively introduce TraceTogether-only SafeEntry (TT-only SE) and SafeEntry Gateway (SEGW) check-in requirements at all other wet markets and hawker centres around Singapore.

This means that any individual entering wet markets and hawker centres must check in with their TT app or token using the SEGW, or by scanning the SE QR code with the TT app.

"We encourage all members of public to comply with SE check-in requirements and to carry their TT token or keep their TT app active to facilitate contact tracing, and help protect themselves and their loved ones," said MOH.

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