16 November 2021
On 21 October, Temasek Foundation announced it is offering StayWell Mouth Gargle free to every Singapore home. Registration is open from now till Friday, 10 December 2021, 11.59pm.
Registration and booking of an appointment slot for self-collection may be done on WhatsApp by sending “hello” to 9099 6600, or by going online at stayprepared.sg/staywell-register. An SP residential water bill account number is required to complete the registration.
Time slots may be booked from Monday, 22 November, to Sunday, 12 December 2021 at any of the 40 collection locations, comprising select Singapore Pools branches, shopping centres managed by Frasers Property and City Developments Limited, as well as Singapore EXPO.
Residents may register on behalf of family members and friends as long as they have their SP residential water bills.
For collection, they would need to bring along the booking confirmation email or WhatsApp confirmation message, and the relevant SP residential water bill account number or barcode.
The StayWell mouth gargle available for all households is a 250ml bottle of 1% povidone-iodine (PVP-I) mint flavoured orange colour mouth gargle, fitted with a 25ml measuring cup. Studies have shown that a 0.23% PVP-I mouth gargle is effective against a wide range of germs, such as those causing sore throat.
1% PVP-I Mouth Gargle for all households; self-collection via registration
How to Register for Self-collection?
Step 1 : You may register on WhatsApp by sending “hello” to 9099 6600 and following the instructions. Alternatively, go online at stayprepared.sg/staywell-register.
Step 2 : Enter your personal particulars (e.g. your name and residential address) and SP residential water account number.
Step 3 : (If you are registering online) Verify your email address by entering the One-Time Password (OTP) sent to your email.
Step 4 : Book a collection slot by selecting your desired location, date, and time slot.
Step 5 : A confirmation message will appear upon successful registration. You may change your personal particulars or collection details for up to 3 times.
(Refer to the annex for more details of WhatsApp and online registration)
When and How to Collect the Mouth Gargle?
Appointment slots are available from Monday,22 November to Sunday, 12 December 2021.
Collection is strictly by appointment only, as a way to minimise overcrowding.
Please bring along your SP residential water bill, SP digital bill, or SP account number, to your pre-selected collection point, along with your booking confirmation email/message.
Collection will not be available once the self-collection period ends.
Should demand exceed expectations, a second round of self-collection may take place after the Chinese New Year season. Temasek Foundation will provide updates through its website and social media channels should this be activated.
Smooth Delivery of Additional Mouth Gargle to 780,000 households
Singapore Post is on track to deliver the extra small bottles of mouth gargle to all 780,000 households living in 1 to 4-room HDB flats by Friday, 19 November 2021. Residents can download the SingPost app on their mobile phone to receive notification when the mouth gargle is delivered to their letter boxes.
Commenting on their involvement in this initiative, Singapore Post Chief Executive Officer, Ms Neo Su Yin said, “People are at the core of everything we do. We are deeply privileged to be able to help Singapore stay prepared during this period, by partnering with Temasek Foundation in another round of nationwide distribution for the community. With care items like the COVID-19 ART kit from MOH, to these bottles of mouth gargle, we hope our people remain resilient and safe during this pandemic.”
Hotline and Web-form for Enquiries
Please visit www.stayprepared.sg/staywell or follow Temasek Foundation on Facebook for more information on the StayWell Mouth Gargle initiative and other upcoming distributions.
The 1800-222-2000 hotline is open from Thursday, 21 October to Sunday, 12 December 2021, 9am to 6pm daily (except on weekends and Public Holidays). You may also submit enquiries or feedback via stayprepared.sg/help.