More Information on How to Collect Your Free ProShield Masks

A few days ago, I blogged about when you can collect the free masks provided by Temasek Foundation. Finally, I received the official information with more details, including how you can order more online.

The collection starts from 30th Nov 2020 10am and ends at 13th Dec 11:59pm. Before you collect, do note that if you are collecting S size for children, not all places has it.

  • All mask sizes: CCs, Plaza Singapura, and Temasek Shophouse
  • All mask sizes except for size S: RCs, MWC RCs, Bus Interchanges

Check out this table.

Here is how you can check your size.

About the MaskFit ProShield® Masks and Additional Filters

The new MaskFit ProShield® mask has three layers. The outer antibacterial layer repels water droplets. The middle layer is a filter liner. The inner layer absorbs our own saliva.

Made from nanofibre non-woven fabric, the three additional reusable filters provide added protection from saliva droplets or dust particles. They may be used with the MaskFit ProShield® mask, or with other DIY or 3D-shaped masks with filter pockets. The mask may be used without the filter when one is exercising, or in less crowded environments.

When used with the filter, the mask has a Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) of more than 98%2. The filters and reusable masks may be washed up to 50 times. Thus, the two masks and three filters in each kit can provide reusable protection for more than three months on a daily ‘wear one, wash one’ cycle.

After 50 washes, the masks can continue to be used like ordinary masks with lower antimicrobial performance.

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Incorrect washing methods will reduce the effectiveness and durability of the mask or the additional filters.

2 Tested after 50 washes.

As you may already know, the free masks is from the brand ProShield. As per last free mask distribution, you can actually buy more from them. Here are a few QR codes that you can scan to get to the right page.

To find out more about StayMasked, masks and sizes

https://stayprepared.sg/staymasked/reusable/maskfit/

To buy additional masks, locate vending machines and see stock levels

Additional mask kits may be purchased online or via DBS PayLah! App:
Monday 30 November, 10:00am till Saturday 12 December 2020, 11:59pm. Pre-paid masks may be collected at the vending machines with QR codes issued

https://mask.stayprepared.sg/pre-order-additional-masks

To visit ProShield’s website for product specifications and test results

https://proshield.com.sg/pages/maskfit

On the official website, there are many pictures and information on how to use the mask, how to wash it and etc. Here is the same information in point format.

How to Use the Mask

  1. Keep sealed until needed
  2. Do not share masks
  3. Wash as instructed before use (See “How to wash the mask and filter”)
  4. Clean your hands before and after putting on the mask
  5. Avoid touching surfaces of the mask
  6. Insert filter from the side if desired (See “How to use the mask filter”)
  7. When wearing the mask, the side with the filter compartment should face inwards
  8. Mould wire over nose bridge
  9. Adjust top strap for better nose fit
  10. Adjust bottom strap for better jaw fit
  11. Extend mask to fully cover nose, mouth and chin
  12. After removing the mask, fold the side with filter compartment facing in, store it in a clean envelope/tissue paper/bag
  13. Wash after each day of use, up to 50 times
  14. Use the calendar on the leaflet in the mask kit to track the number of washes
    How to Use the Mask Filter
  15. Clean your hands before inserting the filter
  16. Hold mask with inner side facing up
  17. Insert filter, aligning curved edge to top of mask
    How to Wash the Mask and Filter
    Reminder
    • Incorrect washing methods will reduce effectiveness of the mask
    • Wash with similar colours
    • DO NOT tumble dry or dry clean
  18. Remove filter from either end
  19. Wash the mask and filter separately
  20. Hand wash only
  21. Soak in a gentle soap and lukewarm water solution for at least 3 minutes
  22. Please DO NOT use alcohol sanitiser, antiseptic detergent or bleach
  23. DO NOT rub, scrub, or wring the mask
  24. Rinse with clean water
  25. Drip dry. Mask can be ironed at low temperature
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How to Use the Mask Filter

  1. Clean your hands before inserting the filter
  2. Hold mask with inner side facing up
  3. Insert filter, aligning curved edge to top of mask

How to Wash the Mask and Filter

Reminder

  • Incorrect washing methods will reduce effectiveness of the mask
  • Wash with similar colours
  • DO NOT tumble dry or dry clean
  1. Remove filter from either end
  2. Wash the mask and filter separately
  3. Hand wash only
  4. Soak in a gentle soap and lukewarm water solution for at least 3 minutes
  5. Please DO NOT use alcohol sanitiser, antiseptic detergent or bleach
  6. DO NOT rub, scrub, or wring the mask
  7. Rinse with clean water
  8. Drip dry. Mask can be ironed at low temperature