Businesses urged to obtain BruHealth QR code

James Kon

Local businesses have been urged to obtain the BruHealth QR code, to facilitate the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) task in conducting the necessary contact tracing.

At the daily press conference at the MoH yesterday, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said, “The MoH also encourages businesses to obtain a QR code which should be displayed on the premises or at the payment counter, which customers must scan before entering and exiting.

“Such a procedure will make it easier for the Ministry of Health to do the necessary contact tracing, in case there’s a spread of infection.”

Following the announcement of the BruHealth app at a recent press conference, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said, “Alhamdulillah, currently 119,477 individuals have registered as users. In addition, 1,492 businesses and premises have also registered for the application.”

With the gradual easing of restrictions starting last Saturday, Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham reminded restaurants and premises with dine-in arrangements not to accept more than 30 per cent of their seating capacity, and to ensure that customers have the correct green or yellow code before entering.

“Although we have started to reduce the restrictions, the Ministry of Health wishes to remind the public to continue carrying out their social responsibilities by not holding mass gatherings or meetings in large groups; by practising physical distancing and leaving the houses only when necessary, especially high-risk individuals such as the elderly and children; and to practise proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette,” he said.

“This is to avoid the possibility of spreading the infection, and also to enable us to reduce the mitigation measures during the next phases in the future.”