The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore will perform distribution exercises as part of a broader strategy to step up testing efforts in Singapore, with more details to be shared in the coming week by the multi-ministry task force combating Covid-19.
Hence, each household in Singapore will soon receive six antigen rapid test (ART) self-test kits in the mail.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) will mail them via SingPost from Saturday (Aug 28) to Sept 27 as people are urged to play a bigger role in managing the pandemic.
“As Singapore gradually transits to being a Covid-19 resilient nation, society will play an increasingly important role to manage the pandemic,” said MOH in a statement.
“A major aspect is to exercise personal responsibility to self-test and monitor our own health status.”
In a Facebook post, SingPost said the ART kits will be sent to the letterboxes of residential units.
Residents may get a notification when their ART kits have been delivered by downloading the SingPost app, registering with their mobile number and verifying their residential address.
From mid-September, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will also be distributing ART kits to all pupils and staff in ECDA-licensed pre-schools, MOE kindergartens, early intervention centres, primary schools and the primary or junior sections of special education schools.
This is on top of the nationwide distribution to each household. Each student or staff member will get three kits.