News & Views

14th October 2020

Update on face masks: all face coverings must now be fitted

As of 11th of October, 11:59 PM, the Victoria State Government is requiring all Victorians to wear a fitted face mask outside of their homes at all times.
 
A fitted face mask is now required instead of other face coverings such as face shields, bandanas, or scarves or loose snoods, loose Buffs®️ or loose neck gaiters because it provides better protection. As restrictions ease and movement increases, the effectiveness of a face mask is even more important.

A face mask with three layers is the option recommended by the Chief Health Officer. You can continue to wear a cloth mask, as long as it fitted and covers your nose and mouth.  You can wear a face shield with a face mask.
 
Wearing a fitted face mask helps keep you and others safe, and will help us reach COVID Normal. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread from close contact with a person with coronavirus (COVID-19). Face masks help stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs, or sneezes, including someone who has coronavirus (COVID-19) but feels well.
 
Unless a lawful exception applies, fines will be given to people who do not wear a fitted face mask.

Follow the links below for more information on coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and requirements.