Wearing masks is one of the key defenses in guarding against the spread of viruses. But what makes a good mask?

As a general guide, your mask should completely cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of your face without any gaps. A quality mask should also have good filtration capability. Here are some tips on choosing the right mask to wear to protect yourself and the people you interact with.

Stay masked, stay prepared, stay safe!

3-ply Surgical Masks

Check product specifications of single-use masks for their filtration efficiency

Reusable Masks (2-3 Layers)

When using DIY masks*, insert a filter or wear double masks

Use Masks with Good Filtration Capability

Examples of reusable masks with good filtration efficiency are those issued by Temasek Foundation and People's Association

*Sources: What you need to know about masks, taken from Health Sciences Authority (HSA) | Maximizing Fit for Cloth and Medical Procedure Masks to Improve Performance and Reduce SARS-CoV Transmission and Exposure (2021), taken from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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