There’s a bit of confusion at the moment regarding MySejahtera scanning at the fuel pump, and whether or not it is a requirement before you carry out the task of refuelling. Well, the answer is that it is, according to authorities we have spoken to about the matter.
Yesterday, news reports emerged quoting Bukit Aman CID deputy director DCP Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid as saying that that registering using the contact tracing service is mandatory even if you do not enter the station’s convenience store, where the QR code is usually placed. “If the people do not register or scan, how will the police trace them if there are Covid-19 cases in the area?” he said.
He said that because petrol stations were public spaces with heavy human traffic, visitors were as such required to wear face masks, register for contact tracing, have their temperature scanned and use hand sanitisers.
Calls to both the National Security Council (MKN) and the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) earlier this morning reiterated that mandatory MySejahtera scanning is needed at the petrol station, even for pumping fuel. The point is, once you enter any premises, it is a requirement to do a MySejahtera check-in.
This supercedes that from an e-mail response dated last month regarding a public enquiry on the need to scan before pumping fuel, in which the reply from the CPRC then was that there was no need to do so.
The MKN said that even though it is not listed in the standard operating procedure (SOP), it is compulsory to perform a MySejahtera scan when entering any premises. So, scan in when you get to the petrol station. If you are in the midst of refueling, and the cops show up to carry out a spot check, you could be fined for not having checked-in.
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