BruHealth app facilitates business reopening, contact tracing

Izah Azahari & James Kon

With the BruHealth application, several businesses will begin reopening tomorrow.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah yesterday said that business owners will only need to visit healthinfo.gov.bn/register to initiate applications for the re-opening of their business premises, following which they would be given a BruHealth QR Code specific to their business premises that users must scan while entering and leaving the premises.

“The BruHealth QR Code is a digital introduction to business premises that enables business owners to ensure that BruHealth app users who are visiting the premises are doing so in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s total quota limit for public admission, which is 30 per cent of their total business capacity,” he said.

As for users, the minister said they must scan the QR Code of the business premises through the BruHealth application before entering the business premises. Users will be notified via Event Code whether or not the user is allowed to enter the premises.

“As I mentioned before, there are five event codes – either the Green or Yellow Event Code means users are allowed to enter the business premises. The user is not allowed to enter if the user code is Red, Blue, or Purple.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah during the press conference. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Three videos were played during the press conference held at the Ministry of Health (MoH) building to demonstrate to the public how to download the BruHealth application and how to sign up.

The first video was a user tutorial, while the second and third were distributed in the previous week, for both businesses and consumers.

The minister assured that personal information and other data collected by the app is managed by the government and not a third-party. The app is developed with the government information technology (IT) security agency.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar reiterated the need for members of the public and business premises to use the BruHealth app to help with contact tracing and contain the spread of future COVID-19 cases in the country.

Using the app, with Bluetooth turned on, contact tracing can be done more easily if a spread takes place.