There’s a lot to take in when it comes to coping with life during a pandemic, and ensuring you have everything you need to live life safely amid Covid-19 — from being well-stocked with masks to finding ways to explore Singapore while we're not able to travel.
There've been nationwide distribution exercises of items to help folks stay safe during the pandemic, from free masks and hand sanitisers to TraceTogether tokens and even SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV).
But with new announcements and collection methods changing all the time, it can get difficult to keep track of it all. Where to go? How to collect? What’s even available now? Here’s a guide to the ongoing distribution of masks, test kits and more, and the various collection mechanics.
Free N95, Surgical Masks
Each household will receive 25 N95 masks and 50 medical grade surgical masks for free in Temasek Foundation's latest nationwide mask distribution exercise.
When: Aug 26 to Sep 26
Where to collect: There are 131 collection points islandwide, including 15 CapitaLand malls and some supermarkets. More info on collection points here.
What to bring: Your household’s physical or digital SP residential bill, and a bag for the boxes of masks as no bags will be provided.
What else to know: There's a way to beat queues by collecting an online queue number — more info here.
Antigen rapid test kits
Each household will get six free ART self-test kits — specifically, two packs that each contain three kits.
When: Aug 28 to Sep 27
Where to collect: No collection needed as these will be mailed out by the Ministry of Health — just check your letter boxes.
What else to know: If you’re not sure how to use the kits, check out our step-by-step guide or head here.
SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (physical collection points)
Singapore citizens can now redeem their digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers (SRV) more easily at physical collection points, by using their NRIC, Singapore passport or NS identification. This makes it more convenient for those who are not tech-savvy to book their experiences using their SRV. Don’t forget, you have $100 in SRV to use to book activities, tours and staycations in Singapore by Dec 31, 2021.
When: Now until Dec 31, 2021.
Where to collect: At 34 CCs and RCs, including Bedok CC, Ulu Pandan CC, Woodlands CC and Toa Payoh West CC. More temporary pop-up booths at other CCs and RCs will be set up (details TBA).
What to bring: NRIC, Singapore passport or NS identification. This will be scanned to generate a personal voucher code, and SRV ambassadors can book the activity for you on the spot.
What else to know: Digital SRV can still be redeemed online using Singpass at the five authorised booking partners (Changi Recommends, GlobalTix, Klook, Traveloka and Trip.com). No idea what to do or where to go? We’ve got you covered.
There’s now free home delivery of TraceTogether tokens for first-time users. Existing users who wish to replace their tokens can now do so at vending machines at malls and CCs, as token booth collection points in malls have ceased since Aug 31.
How: First-time users who are Singapore citizens or PR with a Singpass can get their tokens delivered straight to their mailboxes for free — register here. Replacement of tokens can be done at vending machines at CCs and malls — check locations here.
What to bring: To replace faulty tokens, bring your existing token and your ID (with a barcode). Replacement of lost tokens can only take place at CCs, not vending machines.
What else to know: Replacement of a lost token is free for the first time, and $9 subsequently.
Photos: Singapore Tourism Board, GovTech Singapore, Temasek Foundation, Alvin Teo/8Days