The Singapore government has been working with local manufacturers to distribute reusable face masks over the past few months in 2020 to keep the coronavirus spread under control.
As part of the Temasek Foundation initiative, the masks can be collected from StayMasked vending machines at about 800 locations just by scanning the barcodes of an NRIC, a school smartcard, birth certificate, FIN or any government-issued identification with a barcode.
People can find out information on the closest vending machines to them at this website.
The collection over two weeks will last until Oct 4. Although a useful and sustainable alternative to single-use disposable masks, reusable masks should be washed regularly and replaced after a recommended period of time.
Here are some things to note about reusable masks.