Singapore residents can each get two free reusable masks from Monday
Residents of Singapore can each get two free reusable antimicrobial masks from Monday (June 29), thanks to Temasek Foundation.
These can be collected from Monday 10am to July 12, 11.59pm from any of the 1,200 vending machines at bus interchanges, community centres/clubs and residents' committee centres.
To collect the masks, you need to scan the barcode of your NRIC or any government-issued identification at these Temasek Foundation vending machines. Each identity barcode has a free quota of one mask kit with a pair of masks.
You can collect the kits on behalf of others by bringing along their identification cards.
The news was announced on Thursday by Temasek Foundation, which supports programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. The move complements earlier distributions of reusable masks by the Singapore Government.
The masks provided by Temasek Foundation has an outer antimicrobial layer and have been tested against various bacteria and viruses, with 94 per cent effectiveness against the Influenza A virus.
They are reusable and washable up to 30 times. A pair of masks will last up to two months, with a daily "wash one, wear one" usage.