The government has on Tuesday added a new function to its LeaveHomeSafe app to allow users to store the vaccination records of up to eight companions, days before the vaccine pass arrangement is being extended to children as young as five.
The updated rule, which takes effect on Friday, means any child aged five or above will need to produce a proof of their vaccination to enter premises like restaurants, swimming pools, and sports venues.
To qualify for the pass, those aged between five and 11 must either have received their first dose of a Covid jab within the previous three months, or two doses if more than three months have passed since their first jab.
From November 30, everyone aged 12 and above will need to have had three shots and children aged 5 to 11 must be double-jabbed if they want to keep using the vaccine pass.
To facilitate the change, the government said it will allow LeaveHomeSafe users to store the vaccination records of up to eight companions who are exempted from using the app, including people aged 65 or older, those who are 15 years old or younger, individuals with disability, as well as others who are authorised by the government.
The app, however, will not record the visits of these companions.