Since this Monday (14 Sep 2020), residents have been collecting their TraceTogether Tokens at 20 community centres/clubs (CCs) within the Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar regions. "I collected tokens for myself and for my 92-year-old father using our identity cards,” shares Zaliha, who collected her tokens at Radin Mas Community Club . “I think the tokens are very helpful especially when we go out. I feel at ease knowing that we will be alerted if someone I’ve come in close conta ct with is later discovered to have COVID-19. I hope that other residents will collect theirs too." Upon collection, tokens will be registered to each individual user. Residents need not take further action except to remember to bring their token with them whenever they go out. Familiar faces from the community were on hand at the CCs to explain this simple process to residents. Kolam Ayer residents, for example, are likely to recognise Our Kolam Ayer Citizens' Consultative Committee member and volunteer of 30 years Colette Toh as one of the officers helping with token distribution. “The community, especially seniors, is more comfortable when you take the time to know them. I switch to Teochew or Hokkien when needed so they are at ease and better understand how to use the token,” shares Colette, who has also helped with previous rounds of mask and hand sanitiser distribution. The TraceTogether Tokens are meant to work alongside SafeEntry for contact tracing and venue check-in. "SafeEntry and TraceTogether were easy to use, but these tokens make it easier, especially for seniors or those without smartphones," share mother and son Parkavi and Dinesh, who collected their tokens on Monday. In the coming months, distribution of the tokens will progressively extend beyond Jalan Besar and Tanjong Pagar to regions throughout Singapore. Check out https://token.gowhere.gov.sg to find the latest schedule or locate a collection site near you. #SGCares
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