Announced today by the Singapore Government, each household in Singapore will be entitled to get four free face masks for those in your household to use if showing any flu-like symptoms. Only those who are unwell should be using them since there is no community spread of the virus here, so there isn’t a need for people who are well to wear masks. It is advised that masks should be replaced when they get moist and can only be worn for a maximum of eight hours as it is best to change them regularly so that they can remain effective.
Masks can be collected by bringing your identity card to any of the 89 community centres and 654 residents’ committee centres in Singapore starting from 2pm until 10pm on Saturday 1st February and from 10am to 9pm on any day from 2nd February until the 9th February 2020. They can only be collected once for each household. Masks will be delivered to those who are vulnerable and are not able to collect them themselves. For more information on when and where to collect your masks, see here.