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About Project safeguard

An educational initiative aimed at raising public awareness about the efficacy of various COVID-19 preventive measures.

On top of current safe management measures such as wearing of mask, maintaining safe distancing, limiting social contacts and observing good personal hygiene, these additional measures will help support a safer resumption of activities.

We aim to help communities enhance safe management practices at work and
in social places that best fit their needs and circumstances, and to supplement the current safe management measures. These measures allow us to
form a multi-layered defence to protect and safeguard our community
from future pandemics.

Covid-19 transmission

While safe distancing and masking up are effective in keeping us safe,
COVID-19 has been found to be transmissible via three ways —
contact, droplet and aerosol transmissions.

  • Contact Transmission (Fomites)

    Droplets eventually fall on surfaces to become fomites, which may be contaminated by infectious materials. We can become infected when our hands transmit such fomites to our eyes, nose and mouth, where the virus can take hold of and enter our respiratory system.

  • Droplet Transmission

    Respiratory droplets which may contain viruses can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing, or even talking.

  • Aerosol Transmission

    Smaller respiratory droplets or aerosols can stay suspended in the air for hours and travel over some distance, which could be inhaled and result in an infection.

Research Findings
on Preventive Measures

Ventilation in

Guidelines on how certain ventilation systems help to reduce droplet and aerosol transmission


Purify the air
by reducing the
spread of aerosols


Reduce aerosols
and clean
indoor air

Table-top Dividers

Reduce the
exchange of
respiratory droplets
during meals


Ultraviolet-C light
rays that effectively
kill germs and
disinfect surfaces

How it works

Safeguard Our Community

Find out more about the science and efficacy behind
these preventive measures.

Get In Touch

For general enquiries,
please drop us an email at

Temasek Foundation has partnered with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), spearheaded by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE),
Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), and
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), and other research partners including ITE College East and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL),
to test various preventive measures that can support a safer resumption of activities.

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Our research partners

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