Contact–free temperature self-check kiosks to be deployed at public transport locations islandwide
As part of SG United - MCCY, the Land Transport Authority, and the Defence Science and Technology Agency supported Public Transport Operators to deploy contact-free temperature self-check kiosks at public transport locations island-wide.
24 June 2020
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), the Land Transport Authority (LTA), and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), supported Public Transport Operators – SBS Transit Ltd, SMRT Corporation Ltd, Tower Transit Singapore and Go-Ahead Singapore to deploy contact-free temperature self-check kiosks at 70 public transport locations island-wide by 3Q 2020, for a period of one year.
This SG United initiative encourages the public to Stay Safe - through vigilant monitoring of their health and regular temperature-taking. The Kiosk contains a contactless thermal device and detects the heat signature from the person’s forehead to provide a temperature reading in about 2 seconds.
Photo 1: Temperature Self-Check Kiosk at Braddell MRT Station (Photo Credit: MCCY)
To date, the kiosks have been deployed at 5 locations – Braddell MRT station, Boon Keng MRT station, Tiong Bahru MRT station, Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange and Serangoon Bus Interchange. Prior to this deployment, a series of feasibility trials were conducted between February to March 2020. The feedback from user experiences have helped to improve the usability and system design.
Photo 2: Temperature Self-Check Kiosks at Serangoon Bus Interchange (left) and Tiong Bahru MRT Station (right)
As Singapore moves into Phase 2 of Safe Reopening, this initiative complements existing Safe Management Measures including for public transport, workplaces, schools, malls and community facilities to safeguard our overall public health. Fever is one of the typical symptoms of COVID-19. Everyone is encouraged to stay vigilant by monitoring their health closely. While this would not detect asymptomatic cases, this initiative is to remind those with symptoms to stay at home and seek medical attention to keep Singapore safe.