PSA: You can collect your free mask from today till Jan 23, 2022


Temasek Foundation’s sixth mask distribution exercise starts today.

You can now collect your mask at a vending machine near you and this is how it looks like.

Credit: Temasek Foundation

What to bring?

Each Singapore resident may collect one free mask using an NRIC, school smartcard, birth certificate, FIN, or any other government-issued ID with a barcode. You can collect on behalf of your family members, just remember to bring any of the aforementioned IDs or manually key in their ID numbers.

This new rinsible and reusable MaskPureTM AIR+ mask offers better protection with N95-grade filtration and good breathability. It is only available in M or L, so please check out the sizing chart here.

How long can one use the mask for?

The water-repellent mask can be rinsed once a week (or when dirty), and retains its protective features for up to 30 rinses or more than seven months if worn daily and rinsed weekly.

After 30 rinses, the mask can continue to be used like an ordinary mask or used with other masks for added protection.

Where to collect?

You can collect your mask at almost 1,000 vending machines located in Community Centres, Residents’ Committee centres, select bus interchanges, select recreation centres for migrant workers, Plaza Singapura and Temasek Shophouse (near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station).

Collection ends on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, 2359. There is sufficient stock, so there is no need to rush.

Cover image credit: Temasek Foundation