Health protocols should be observed to ensure safe and healthy activities at malls
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesia Shopping Center Association (APPBI) urged shopping mall visitors to observe health protocols by performing check-in and self-screening through the PeduliLindungi COVID-19 contact tracing mobile app before entering their premises.

"Health protocols should be observed to ensure safe and healthy activities at malls. We are optimistic that no more mall closures would occur in future, as we are overwhelmed by it," APPBI Chairperson Alphonzus Widjaja stated at a webinar on Wednesday.

Apart from adhering to health protocols, mall patrons are necessitated to complete their vaccination doses before entering shopping centers, with their vaccination status in the PeduliLindungi application, according to Widjaja.

He stated that despite already checking in on the PeduliLindungi application, mall operators still require patrons to abide by health protocols, and they would expel health protocol violators from their premises.

"Despite the patrons already performing screening on the PeduliLindungi app, they would not be permitted to enter the mall if they failed to abide by the health protocols," he stated.

Around 250 APPBI members in Java and Bali alone have implemented obligatory vaccine screening and check-in through the PeduliLindungi application before allowing entry, Widjaja noted.

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He also urged mall patrons to install the PeduliLindungi app and do the requisites before the mall entrance for a swift check-in and verification process.

As the government allowed malls to reopen following improvement in the level of activities restriction enforcement (PPKM), shopping center operators have placed QR codes at mall entrances to be scanned by visitors for checking in.

A green, yellow, red, or black color-coded indicator is shown after registering their visit on the app. The color indicator has to be verified by mall security before being allowed entry.

A green indicator is shown for users that have taken two vaccine doses, while a yellow color is to indicate users yet to receive the second vaccine dose. PeduliLindungi app users with these colors shown in the application are allowed to enter the mall.

The red color indicated unvaccinated users, while black color indicates users detected to have come in close contact with COVID-19 patients. Users with these two colors in the app are denied entry.

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Translator: Natisha A, Nabil Ihsan
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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