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TraceTogether compulsory at public venues by end December. Netizens complain, netizens explain.

TraceTogether MOH Contact Tracing

Come end of December, it will be mandatory to check in with the TraceTogether app or to gain entry to all public places including restaurants, workplaces, schools and shopping malls.

The other options of by scanning the SafeEntry QR code with your phone or SingPass mobile app, or scanning the barcodes of your NRIC will no longer be available.

A chorus of grumblings greet the announcement and helpful netizens explain why TraceTogether is better.

Contact tracing is key to lifting restrictions. Help ourselves.

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The difference between and TraceTogether.

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It’s more precise.

TraceTogether vs SafeEntry

It’s convenient.

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Don’t you want to be notified if you came close to a COVID-19 positive?

John Tan

Stop whining. Get on with it. It’s long overdue. Learn from the COVID explosion elsewhere after lull periods.

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It’s about our livelihood. Play your part. Don’t take things for granted.

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Some are just thick in their skulls.

HS Li

Love to complain without understanding.

Hanrik Tan

Don’t like it? Just stay at home.

Kan Goh

What is a TraceTogether Token?

It’s to help speed up contact tracing. It will function in the same way the TraceTogether App does: by using Bluetooth signals to record other nearby TraceTogether devices.

Upon collection, the will be activated and registered in the user’s name, and no further action is required from the user.

You must bring your with you wherever you go.

Information captured by TraceTogether

Like the App, the only captures proximity data via Bluetooth technology.  It does not capture GPS or geolocation data. The token does not have an or cellular connectivity. The encrypted data is kept on the device until the user consents to share it with for contact tracing.

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