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Hair salon Tresses Studio in Ghim Moh and many other businesses are set for customers to check in using only TraceTogether when this becomes compulsory for contact tracing from tomorrow.

The salon has already installed a SafeEntry Gateway Box at its entrance. The device allows visitors to check in by holding their TraceTogether tokens or phones with the TraceTogether app near it.

This is ahead of the June 15 deadline for more public venues to have the gateway system in place as another way for visitors to check in, besides scanning QR codes with the TraceTogether app or scanning the token.

Tresses Studio director Kenny Chew said staff training was not an issue for the gateway box. “You just bring your gadget near (the box to check-in). It’s very easy.”

Many businesses and industry associations told The Sunday Times they are ready as well.

The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Asme) noted that about 80 per cent of the 80 firms it has…

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