The government hospitals provide the single-use surgical masks to their front line people. Each employee gets 2 masks per work day. Some big restaurants and supermarkets provide surgfical masks to their employees as they source supplies from Vietnam or China now.
Many companies cannot afford to give employees the single-use surgical face masks as it will be too costly. So they buy their own surgical face masks. As at April 5, 2020, a box of 50 surgical face mask sold by Value Dollar Store in Toa Payoh Hub was S$35. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, they were much lower in selling prices.