There are people unable to present their vaccination status or forced to write their details in a logbook upon entering a premises due to not owning a smartphone.
Soon, even those who do not have a mobile device will be able to check-in digitally at premises as the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is working on a new token system to ease the process.
According to the Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the system uses bluetooth proximity technology similar to Singapore’s TraceTogether system.
The token will be for free to senior citizens and the B40 community since many of them cannot check-in through MySejahtera.
However, patrons without smartphones can still check-in manually by writing in the logbooks provided and carrying their vaccination card.
Most places now require visitors to display proof of their complete vaccination before allowing them to enter the premises.
Moreover, many are likely to forget to ‘check-out’ on the MySejahtera app when leaving a premises. The new feature will automatically initiate the check-out process when the person visits another location.