Covid-19: No more temperature checks soon, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: Temperature checks at premises are set to be a thing of the past in the country, said Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Health Minister said soon, individuals only need to do MySejahtera check-ins upon entering premises.

"The ministry has agreed to remove temperature checks from the Covid-19 SOP (standard operating procedures).

"This proposal will be brought to the weekly Quartet Ministers meeting and the National Security Council (NSC) for endorsement," said Khairy at a press conference in Parliament.

Khairy said individuals however were still required to show their vaccination certificates before entering shops and restaurants.

"As per the NSC SOP, you will still be required to show you are fully vaccinated when asked by premises owners, and you can be refused entry.

"And premises owners will also be ensuring that physical distancing is observed and that people wear masks when not eating.

"The ministry also recommends that people switch on the MySejahtera bluetooth tracing feature which will be very useful for contact tracing.

"It is not compulsory but highly recommended. The feature will inform you if you are a casual contact. It does not mean you have to be quarantined, you just monitor yourself for symptoms," said Khairy.

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