IPOH: Those entering business premises or areas where personal particulars need to be recorded can do so using the MySejahtera app or enter their details in a log book.
Deputy Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Goh Boon Keng said there was no necessity to do both as either method was acceptable.
"The priority is to scan (the QR code) using MySejahtera (on their mobile devices).
"All shops have been requested to prepare the QR code for the app," he told reporters after attending the state police contingent monthly gathering here on Thursday (Aug 6)," he said.
However, he added if the individual does not own a mobile phone, they need to write down their details in the log book.
"They have options, so shops must still provide both," he added.
DCP Goh said this after being asked to comment on the matter as there was some confusion among the people.
He also advised those who have scanned the QR code to keep a screenshot.
"So when police come to check, they can produce proof.
"As long as the shopkeeper scans the temperature and confirms that it is below 37.5°C, customers are allowed to go in," he said.
On a separate matter, DCP Goh said the police had yet to enforce the RM1,000 fine on those not wearing face masks.
"We are only giving advice to the people.
"If there's no improvement, then we will take stern action," he said.
The use of face masks are now mandatory for those on public transport and in crowded public areas to prevent Covid-19 transmission.
Failing to comply will result in a fine of up to RM1,000.