MADE IN SINGAPORE FOR SINGAPORE BIO-LABONE surgical masks
The different masks that are currently used during the COVID-19 pandemic can be confusing. We've listed some of the common masks that are used below.
ADVISORY FROM MINISTRY OF HEALTH SINGAPORE (AS OF 14 APRIL 2020)
As of 14 April 2020, you are required to wear a mask if you need to leave your house. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has decided to make it mandatory for all persons to wear a mask when leaving their home.
When should I wear a mask?
When outside of your home
On public transport, taxis, and private hire cars
Walking to or at markets
For esssential workers at all workplace premises
When can I remove my mask?
Only while engaging in strenuous exercise outdoors such as running and jogging, but you must put it back on once you have completed your exercise
Can my child wear a mask?
Mask-wearing is not recommended for young children below the age of 2 for child safety reasons.
NOTE: Enforcement will be flexible for groups with difficulty wearing a mask, eg. children with special needs.
Is it an offence if I don’t wear a mask outside my home?
Yes. First-time offenders will be issued composition offers of $300, and repeat offenders will face higher fines or prosecution in court for egregious cases.
The mask-wearing requirement will be in effect during the circuit breaker period from 7 April till 5 May 2020.