Mandatory TraceTogether check-in pushed back from Dec to early next year

Newer (left) and older TraceTogether devices. (PHOTO: Vernon Lee/Yahoo News Singapore)

Singapore is poised to achieve a participation rate of around 70 per cent in its TraceTogether programme by end-2020, which was set as one of the requirements before Singapore’s move to Phase 3, said Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who is co-chair of the COVID-19 multi-ministry taskforce, during an online press conference on the same day.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Monday that Singapore will enter Phase 3 of its reopening on 28 December.

“But we will not stop there. We want to achieve an even higher participation rate, be it through the downloading of the TraceTogether app or the distribution of tokens, which will continue throughout all our community centres,” said Wong.

When the process is completed, authorities will implement TraceTogether-only SafeEntry, he said.

Nationwide distribution of the TraceTogether tokens began on 14 September.

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