To help lower-income families and individuals to have access to better masks, Temasek Foundation and its partners are supporting the Ministry of Trade & Industry to offer one free box of 50 AIR+ medical grade surgical masks to Singaporeans with either Blue or Orange Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) cards, and others with Public Assistance/Special Grant cards.
AIR+ Medical Grade Surgical Masks being Distributed
The AIR+ medical grade surgical masks are three-ply masks which filter 99.9 per cent of bacteria and over 98 per cent of particles.
The outer layer is resistant against bodily fluids, and the inner layer absorbs moisture and respiratory emissions. It comes in one standard adult size, so no measurements are required.
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It comes in one standard adult size, so no measurements are required.
When can Lower Income Families Collect the Masks
Collection of the AIR+ medical grade surgical masks for lower income families and individuals starts on Monday, 28 February 2022 and ends on Sunday, 13 March 2022.
To collect the masks, Singaporeans with valid Blue or Orange CHAS cards, and others with Public Assistance/Special Grant cards must present their cards at the collection points.
Family members and friends may also collect the masks on their behalf, by bringing their respective cards to any of the collection points island-wide. They must have authorisation to collect masks on behalf of the card holders.
Mask Collection Points
The masks can be collect at over 160 collection points, comprising select CapitaLand, Frasers Property, and City Developments Limited shopping malls, and participating supermarket outlets of Sheng Siong, NTUC FairPrice, Prime Supermarket, Cold Storage, and Giant.
Those who qualify for the masks may go online to stayprepared.sg/masks to find their nearest collection points and stock levels as well as collection hours.
Getting More Information about Mask Distribution for Lower Income Families and Individuals
To get more information, there will be a hotline is open from Wednesday, 23 February 2022 to Sunday, 13 March 2022, 9am to 6pm daily (except on Public Holidays). The hotline number is 1800-738-2000.
Enquiries or feedback may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.