From subsequent Monday (10th Jan 2022), one new rinsible and reusable MaskPure™ AIR+ masks might be prepared for assortment for every Singapore resident, due to Temasek Basis. That is their 6th distribution train to equip the nation with free masks.

This time, the masks might be in a gray coloration. Here’s a nearer have a look at the masks.

There are two sizes to select from. Do verify your sizing earlier than assortment.

Here’s a brief video on easy methods to acquire the masks.

I noticed this merchandising machine lately. They’re all stocked up for distribution of the AIR+ MaskPure masks.

I recommend you head over to StayMasked | Keep Ready for extra data. Or you’ll be able to learn the Press Launch for extra data.

Press Launch

FREE FOR EACH SINGAPORE RESIDENT ONE MASKPURE™ AIR+ REUSABLE ANTIMICROBIAL MASK WITH N95-GRADE FILTRATION AND GOOD BREATHABILITY

  • The brand new rinsible and reusable MaskPure™ AIR+ masks supply higher safety with N95-grade filtration and good breathability, designed for use for greater than 7 months
  • They’re solely obtainable in new M and L sizes
  • No returns or exchanges might be allowed for hygiene causes, so please verify your masks dimension at stayprepared.sg/sizing-guide earlier than assortment or shopping for extra
  • Every Singapore resident might acquire one free MaskPure™ AIR+ reusable masks utilizing an NRIC, faculty smartcard, beginning certificates, FIN, or every other government-issued ID with a barcode
  • Masks might be collected at any of the #StayMasked merchandising machines situated island-wide at group centres/golf equipment (CCs); Residents’ Committee (RC) centres; choose bus interchanges; choose recreation centres for migrant employees; Plaza Singapura; and Temasek Shophouse
  • Singapore residents can both scan the barcode on their government-issued IDs or manually key of their ID numbers (together with youngsters’s IDs) to gather these masks on the merchandising machines
  • Assortment begins from Monday, 10 January 2022, 10.00am and ends on Sunday, 23 January 2022, 11.59pm
  • Further masks could also be bought on-line from Monday, 10 January 2022, 10.00am to Saturday, 22 January 2022, 11.59pm
  • Professional tip #1: Gather and take a look at on the free masks to confirm proper sizing and match earlier than ordering further masks – match helps maximise safety
  • Professional Tip #2: To keep away from crowds, residents might want to acquire after Wednesday 13 January 2022, or throughout non-peak hours

SINGAPORE, 6 JANUARY 2022 – Within the new 12 months, Temasek Basis might be providing 1 MaskPure™ AIR+ reusable masks to every Singapore resident. The antimicrobial masks has an N95 filtration center layer with a Particle Filtration Effectivity (PFE) of >95%, and is efficient at that PFE for as much as 30 weeks when rinsed weekly. Additionally it is extra breathable than customary N95 filters, and stays breathable even after repeated rinsing.

Temasek Basis is providing the masks below its Keep Ready initiative to assist everybody proceed to remain protected, as we transfer in the direction of COVID-19 resilience. Face masks stay an essential layer of defence to preserving people and the group protected, as we progressively resume our social and financial actions, whereas residing with COVID-19.

To gather the masks, residents should convey alongside their government-issued IDs or manually key of their ID numbers at any of the #StayMasked merchandising machines situated island-wide. Nearly 1,000 machines might be present in group centres/golf equipment (CCs); Residents’ Committee (RC) centres; choose bus interchanges; choose recreation centres for migrant employees; Plaza Singapura; and Temasek Shophouse (close to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station).

Assortment begins on Monday, 10 January 2022, 10.00am and ends on Sunday, 23 January 2022, 11.59pm. There’s adequate inventory of free masks, so there is no such thing as a must rush.

Further masks could also be ordered on-line between Monday, 10 January 2022 and Saturday, 22 January 2022, 11.59pm, at stayprepared.sg/buymasks at $13 every. residents might order as much as 5 masks per masks sort, topic to availability.

Concerning the MaskPure™ AIR+ Reusable Masks

Designed by ST Engineering, the MaskPure™ AIR+ reusable masks supplies confirmed N95-grade filtration in opposition to PM2.5 and dangerous particles, and antimicrobial safety in opposition to 99.9% of viruses and micro organism.

The water-repellent masks might be rinsed as soon as every week (or when soiled), and retains its protecting options for as much as 30 rinses or greater than 7 months if worn each day and rinsed weekly.

After 30 rinses, the masks can proceed for use like an bizarre masks or used with different masks for added safety. Incorrect rinsing strategies will cut back the effectiveness and sturdiness of the masks.

Extra data on easy methods to use, rinse and look after the MaskPure™ AIR+ reusable masks might be discovered at stayprepared.sg/masks. Info on the specs of the masks might be discovered at https://www.airplus-family.com/maskpure.

The masks are available 2 sizes, M and L, for all adults and a few older youngsters. Sizing is totally different from earlier free masks, so residents ought to verify their masks dimension at stayprepared.sg/sizing-guide earlier than heading all the way down to the merchandising machines to gather or order extra.

Who Could Gather the Free Masks?

All Singapore residents with government-issued IDs can acquire one free masks every.

These embrace Singapore residents; Singapore Everlasting Residents; holders of Singapore Employment or Work Move Permits; or holders of different Lengthy Time period Passes, together with household dependents of Employment Move holders, and worldwide college students residing in hostels.

There are not any youngsters’s sizes obtainable for these reusable masks. Mother and father might acquire further masks for his or her youthful youngsters or for buddies and neighbours who could also be susceptible and in want, by utilizing their respective government-issued IDs.

Assortment of Masks from Merchandising Machines

Residents can acquire the reusable masks from merchandising machines which might be working each day1 all through the gathering interval, besides between midnight 12am and 1am from 10 January to 12 January 2022 as a result of upkeep works. For merchandising machine places and inventory availability, please go to stayprepared.sg/find.

Residents might scan the barcodes of their government-issued IDs on the merchandising machines or manually key of their ID data by way of the contact screens. Steadily contacted surfaces such because the contact screens are sanitised with long-lasting disinfectants.

Residents are reminded that they should have authorisation to gather masks on behalf of one other particular person. It’s a crime to misuse one other particular person’s ID quantity to falsely signify such authorisation to gather the masks. #StayMasked merchandising machines are outfitted with safety cameras, and Temasek Basis will present data to the police to help of their investigations into any unauthorised assortment of masks. Those that dishonestly deprive others of gathering their masks via fraudulent strategies of acquiring their private data to misuse this for private acquire, might be handled sternly, in accordance with the legislation.

Pre-ordering Further Masks with Distinctive QR Codes

Pre-orders are solely obtainable on-line at stayprepared.sg/buymasks. Direct gross sales or fee will NOT be obtainable on the merchandising machines.

PayNow, DBS PayLah!, and main bank cards are accepted for desktop web site orders. The cellular web site accepts these types of fee, in addition to OCBC Pay Anybody, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

A hyperlink to a singular QR code might be generated and despatched to the registered cellular quantity for every profitable order. This distinctive QR code have to be scanned on the merchandising machines for the gathering of pre-paid masks.

Residents are reminded to verify their orders earlier than continuing with funds. Returns or exchanges of collected masks should not allowed for hygiene causes.

Hotline, E mail, Telegram and WhatsApp for Enquiries

Please go to stayprepared.sg/masks or comply with Temasek Basis on Fb for extra data on this #StayMasked initiative and different upcoming distributions.

The 1800-738-2000 hotline is open from Thursday, 6 January to Sunday, 23 January 2022, 9 am to 9 pm each day (besides on Public Holidays).

Enquiries or suggestions may be emailed to [email protected]; directed to digital bots on Telegram (@TemasekFoundationBot); or by way of WhatsApp, activated by sending “hiya” to +65 8484 6309.

Getting ready for COVID-19 Resilience

Sporting a masks has been proven to be efficient at decreasing the unfold of infectious respiratory droplets2. We could also be contaminated and stay asymptomatic, so sporting a masks helps comprise our respiratory droplets.

With the rise in Omicron circumstances, it is vital that we stay vigilant.

Vaccination is a vital first line of safety for the person and the group. Vaccinate as quickly as we are able to, and increase each time we’re eligible.

As vaccination doesn’t confer 100% safety, sporting a masks supplies added safety. This may additional minimise the unfold of COVID-19 in our group and abroad. Higher masks could be wanted for extra infectious variants with increased transmissibility.

Even whereas Singapore transitions in the direction of residing with COVID-19, we have to be ready to see extra new virus variants, as long as the Covid-19 virus continues to flow into on this planet.

Mr Lim Boon Heng, Chairman, Temasek, stated: “As we enter the brand new 12 months, we take inventory of all that our folks in Singapore have executed to drag collectively, and emerge extra resilient. We additionally stay watchful of recent variants that will pressure our group and well being care system. They’re a well timed reminder that everybody has a component to play to forestall the unfold of the pandemic.

Easy actions like good private hygiene, protected distancing, self-monitoring and masks sporting nonetheless play an essential function to maintain everybody protected.”

Temasek Basis thanks its companions for supporting the masks distribution. They embrace Folks’s Affiliation for offering their venues and volunteers, SP Group for managing the hotline; Land Transport Authority, Go-Forward Singapore, SBS Transit, SMRT Company, Tower Transit Singapore, CapitaLand, JTC, Migrant Staff’ Centre Recreation Membership and Woodlands Recreation Centre operated by JYC-NCL Pte Ltd for offering venues for the merchandising machines; in addition to Open Authorities Merchandise (Authorities Know-how Company) for offering the real-time distribution monitoring system.

Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Chief Government, Temasek Basis Liveability, added: “Transiting to a extra COVID-19 resilient Singapore is a collective endeavour. It can be executed extra sustainably with reusable masks that final for much longer than disposable ones, assuaging the stress we placed on our surroundings. On behalf of Temasek Basis, I want to prolong our warmest appreciation and deepest gratitude to our companions, for his or her help in distributing these and giving Singapore residents a extra sustainable possibility for masks which can be nonetheless protected and efficient.”

Temasek Basis COVID-19 Initiatives

Since early 2020, Temasek Basis has been working with a number of companions to supply help in and out of doors Singapore in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The primary nationwide #BYOBclean in March 2020 was an initiative in Singapore to encourage hand hygiene, the place Temasek Basis partnered with Folks’s Affiliation, corporates, unions, universities, and group organisations to supply 500ml of free hand sanitiser to each family in Singapore. Residents introduced their very own bottles, and volunteers helped to combine and fill these #BYOBclean bottles. The second #BYOBclean nationwide initiative in April 2021 was the primary on this planet to make use of merchandising machines to combine and dispense hand sanitisers.

Temasek Basis additionally contributed 4 rounds of free reusable masks in June/July 2020, September/October 2020, November/December 2020 and March 2021. The usage of reusable masks helps to decrease an infection unfold, and cut back plastic waste from disposable masks.

With the emergence of extra infectious COVID-19 variants, Temasek Basis has additionally distributed over 75 million medical grade single-use masks in August/September 2021. These embrace over 50 million medical grade surgical masks which can be utilized as an added layer of safety on high of reusable masks or used on their very own; and over 25 million N95 hospitalgrade masks to be used in excessive publicity danger conditions.

In July/August 2021, Temasek Basis additionally distributed over 1 million free oximeters to households in Singapore to empower residents to observe their blood oxygen ranges recurrently. By realizing their regular oxygen ranges, folks might be alerted if their oxygen ranges drop beneath regular, and avert harmful “silent pneumonia” from COVID-19 infections. The oximeter can be be helpful as an early warning indicator for respiratory dangers from different medical
situations.

Temasek Basis additionally offered greater than 920,000 bottles of povidone-iodine (PVP-I) mouth gargle for Singapore households from October to December 2021 in Singapore to assist cut back the unfold of diseases by killing germs that trigger sore throat. This contains the supply of about 780,000 PVP-I mouth gargle bottles to the letter containers of all households residing in 1 to 4-room HDB flats.

Different group efforts in Singapore by Temasek Basis included:

  • establishing net portal MyMentalHealth with specially-curated articles to encourage mindfulness and psychological well-being throughout this tense interval;
  • funding greater than 400,000 meals in partnership with varied meal help programmes to the susceptible;
  • offering Again to Faculty care packs consisting of hand sanitisers and face shields to all pre-school and first faculty college students after they headed again to highschool final 12 months;
  • distributing about 1 million face shields to frontline employees, together with these within the F&B and hairdressing sector;
  • offering care packs together with oximeters, sanitisers, and masks to varied susceptible group segments; and
  • distributing 100,000 bottles of Vitamin D3 tablets to susceptible communities, seniors, and expectant moms.

Temasek Basis has additionally facilitated over 200,000 swab exams plus care packs for precedence teams resembling migrant employees, important and frontline employees, stallholders, retail assistants and city council employees in our residential precincts to make sure that our group stays ready and preserve protected.

Extra lately, we launched Youth Motion for Pandemics, an initiative for folks below 40 years outdated with progressive concepts to assist deal with COVID-19 and put together for the subsequent pandemic.

Moreover caring for our area people, Temasek Basis recognises the necessity to make sure that communities past Singapore are well-equipped in opposition to this pandemic.

Initiatives embrace the donation of Private Safety Tools resembling masks, robes, and gloves; oxygen-related help tools, from oxygen concentrators and ventilators, to ICU ventilators and ECMO lung machines; and diagnostics resembling check kits to healthcare companions in some 40 nations past Singapore.

Along with the World Meals Programme and Singapore Airways, we’ve been supporting efforts to move important medical provides and different well being and humanitarian objects to factors of want throughout Asia and the Pacific. Singapore Airways and Temasek Basis cosponsored the price of flights to move the life-saving provides to totally different nations. The partnership has accomplished greater than 50 flights, carrying over 5,500 cubic metres of COVIDrelated merchandise resembling oxygen tools, face shields, goggles, robes, and respirator masks.

For extra details about different Keep Ready initiatives, go to stayprepared.sg.

About Temasek Basis

Temasek Basis helps a various vary of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and Asia.

Temasek Basis’s programmes are made potential via philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, in addition to presents and different contributions from different donors. These programmes try to ship constructive outcomes for people and communities now, and for generations to return.

Collectively, Temasek Basis’s programmes strengthen social resilience; foster worldwide change and catalyse regional capabilities; advance science; and shield the planet.

For extra data, go to www.temasekfoundation.org.sg.

About Keep Ready Programmes

Keep Ready helps to organize the Singapore group for emergencies like main accidents, pure disasters, pandemics, extreme haze or terrorist assaults. It’s supported by the Temasek Emergency Preparedness Fund, managed by Temasek Basis.

1 Merchandising machines at most places are accessible 24/7, though some are accessible solely in the course of the opening hours on the places. This contains Bukit Merah CC, Eunos CC, Joo Chiat CC, Katong CC, Siglap South CC, Teck Ghee CC, Toa Payoh East CC, Toa Payoh South CC, all recreation centres for migrant employees, and Temasek Shophouse. Please verify their web sites / official channels for opening hours.
2 Supply: Singapore Authorities, The science behind why masks assist forestall COVID-19 unfold