Members of the public are strongly encouraged to keep their oximeter leaflet because it contains a redemption tab, Temasek Foundation said.
Several members of the public recently reported that they accidentally discarded their own leaflets without checking for the tab inside.
In response to a query by Mothership, Temasek Foundation said:
"Residents are strongly encouraged to keep their leaflets safely, as collection is only via the leaflet with the redemption tab intact, at the collection points."
It further said that residents are largely familiar with receiving leaflets for collection as they are used in the first hand sanitiser distribution.
The foundation also pointed out that there are chat groups which remind the public to watch out for the leaflets and keep them.
The foundation also clarified that screenshots, photos, or photocopies of the leaflet will not be accepted.
It advised members of the public to only use the leaflet that is sent to their letterbox. Those who do not require an oximeter can pass their leaflet to others.
If you receive a faulty oximeter, you can exchange it at Temasek Shophouse, said Temasek Foundation:
"Residents may bring the oximeters which are faulty along with the box in the original condition for an exchange at Temasek Shophouse. As per usual exchange policies, we will not be accepting oximeters which do not come in the box in the original condition."
This is what the leaflet looks like:
While there is a line at the bottom that reminds residents to "keep this leaflet safely with your oximeter for reference", it is not stated that the redemption tab is enclosed in the leaflet.
Only upon opening the leaflet will you notice an inner flap that doubles as a redemption tab.
From July 5 to August 5, residents can collect the free oximeter from 300 supermarkets and pharmacy outlets, including NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Giant, Cold Storage, Watsons, Unity and Guardian outlets.
According to Temasek Foundation's reply to a Facebook comment, three oximeter models will be distributed, all of which perform "the same key function of measuring blood oxygen levels and pulse rates".
The oximeter giveaway is part of Temasek Foundation's Stay Prepared initiative to allow residents to monitor their blood oxygen levels regularly, with the emergence of new and more infectious Covid-19 variants.
Top image credit: Temasek Foundation, Karen Lui.
Edit: An earlier version of this article stated that leaflets were used for collecting hand sanitiser in two recent distributions. Temasek Foundation has updated its statement to reflect that leaflets were used in the first distribution.