Use MySejahtera app

Parents scanning the MySejahtera QR code before dropping their children at a childhood education institution.

KUCHING: Those who are sending children to taska (childcare centres) or early childhood education institutions are reminded to use the MySejahtera app’s check-in feature at the premises as required under the enhanced conditional movement control order (CMCO) standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the MySejahtera app check-in feature   would enable details to be captured in the Hotspot Identification Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system.

“The authorities can inform parents or guardians if they are in an area which is within 15 km radius from a Covid-19 hotspot.

“When such notification is received, parents will be more careful and will avoid going to the hotspot. This can prevent the virus from spreading to the childcare centres and childhood education institutions,” she said after conducting spot checks at three such centres here yesterday (May 18).

The minister added that checking-in through the MySejahtera app would facilitate fast tracing if any Covid-19 positive cases were detected.

“Therefore, we hope all parties will cooperate and strictly comply with the SOPs to curb the spread of Covid-19,” she said.

Under the latest CMCO SOPs for Sarawak released by the National Security Council on May 17, childcare centres and childhood education institutions are allowed to operate with approval from the Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development.

Operators must, however, ensure that only parents or individuals with ‘low-risk’ status as stated in the MySejahtera app are allowed to send children to the premises.

At premises that do not have access to the Internet, manual registration is allowed.

Parents or guardians are also not allowed to send the children to the premises if they and the children have fever, cough, flu and diarrhoea. They are also not allowed to send the children to the premises if they have family members who are listed as persons under investigations (PUIs).