What is SafeEntry?
SafeEntry is a national digital check-in system that logs the NRIC/FINs and mobile numbers of individuals visiting hotspots, workplaces of essential services, as well as selected public venues to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19 through activities such as contact tracing and identification of COVID-19 clusters.
Individuals check in/out from SafeEntry at entry/exit points through (1) using the SingPass Mobile app to scan a QR code or choose from a list of nearby locations using the ‘SafeEntry Check-In’ function, (2) having an identification card with a barcode (e.g. NRIC, Passion card, Pioneer Generation card, Merdeka Generation card, driver’s licence, Transitlink concession card, student pass and work permit) scanned by staff, or (3) scanning of a QR code displayed at the venue and submitting one’s personal particulars.
Places where SafeEntry must be deployed
All businesses and services that are in operation must institute SafeEntry for their employees, associates and vendors.
Of the businesses/services that are allowed to be in operation, the following list of facilities/places must also deploy the SafeEntry system to log the check-in of customers, clients, students, visitors entering their premises.
Workplaces e.g. offices, factories
Schools and educational institutes
Preschools and student care centres
Healthcare facilities e.g. hospitals, clinics, TCM clinics, complementary healthcare facilities
Residential and community-based care facilities e.g. nursing homes, Senior Activity Centres, Senior Care Centres, Day Activity Centres for Persons with Disabilities
Places of worship
Banks and financial institutions
Retail, personal and food & beverage (F&B) services
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)
F&B outlets for dine-in customers
Large retail outlets (> 930 sqm or 10,000 sqft)
Personal care services e.g. hairdressers / barbers, spas, beauty and wellness centres
Facilities providing basic pet services (that do not function on a drop-off, pick-up basis)
Tuition and enrichment, training centres, and other training/ class venues
Sports and recreation
Sports and fitness centres, including gyms, studios
Country and recreation clubs, and registered premises of other member clubs/ societies
Cultural and entertainment venues
Museums, exhibitions, and showrooms
Cinemas, attractions, and other entertainment venues
Home-based businesses that involve customers entering one’s home for a prolonged period, e.g. private dining, hairdressing services
Event venues e.g. function halls/ rooms, event lawns
SafeEntry has been progressively rolled out to taxis since 12 May 2020 to better support contact tracing efforts for street-hail trips. All commuters who get onto the taxi should scan the SafeEntry QR codes deployed in taxis when taking street-hail trips.
Retail outlets where customers are unlikely to be in close proximity for a prolonged period of time, such as pharmacies, convenience stores and heartland provision shops, are encouraged, but not required, to implement SafeEntry for customers.
For avoidance of doubt, all premises, including small retail outlets, must still implement SafeEntry for employees, associates and vendors as per all workplaces, and adhere strictly to the other safe management measures, e.g. safe distancing.
This list will be updated as more activities and services are resumed. Please visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg for the list of services permitted to operate at this point in time.
Why is SafeEntry being expanded to more locations?
As more activities and services gradually resume following the circuit breaker period, it is important that efforts to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19 such as contact tracing and identification of COVID-19 clusters can be done quickly to limit the risk of further community transmission. SafeEntry helps support and quicken these efforts to prevent and control the incidence or transmission of COVID-19 as it provides authorities with a record of individuals who enter and exit places. The records will reduce the time needed to identify potential close contacts of COVID-19 patients and potential COVID-19 clusters. This is important so that we can continue advancing towards fewer restrictions on our movements, and our daily lives.
Why do we need to use SafeEntry instead of existing vendor management systems?
The use of SafeEntry is mandatory because a common system used by all establishments would allow data to be made available to MOH quickly, so as to facilitate efforts to prevent and control the transmission of COVID-19 through activities such as contract tracing and identification of COVID-19 clusters. SafeEntry allows information of visitors and employees who may have come into contact with COVID-19 cases to be sent to the authorities automatically. Contact data collected by SafeEntry is only used by authorised personnel, and stringent measures are in place to safeguard the data in accordance with the Government’s data security standards.