Free surgical, N95 masks to be distributed at supermarkets, malls from Aug 26

Each Singaporean household is entitled to 50 surgical masks and 25 N95 masks, courtesy of Temasek Foundation.

Brandon Leong

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Published: 18 August 2021, 2:06 PM

All Singaporean households can collect 50 medical-grade surgical masks and 25 N95 masks for free from the Temasek Foundation between Aug 26 and Sep 26. 

The masks can be collected from 131 outlets across the island, such as selected Sheng Siong, NTUC Fairprice, Prime, Cold Storage and Giant supermarket, and CapitaLand malls. 

An electronic or paper SP group utility bill showing their account number will be needed to collect the masks. Residents are also advised to bring their own bags. 

This mask distribution exercise is to curb the spread of the Delta variant, which is twice as contagious as previous COVID-19 variants. 

Ho Ching, Temasek Holdings’ CEO, advised people to avoid collecting the masks in the first three days. She said: “Collection will be available all month long, so do consider avoiding the first three days of collection as past experiences show these to likely have peak demand before the numbers cool down to a steady pace. 

“There is a healthy amount of stock… On the other hand, do set aside time to pick up the masks and not panic to collect them on the last day!”

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