Face Masks

  • Restrictions are changing to slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria.
  • Stage 4 restrictions have been in place since Sunday, 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne
  • Stage 3 restrictions have been in place since Wednesday, 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire
  • Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies.

Face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19 by stopping those who have the virus from spreading it. Masks aren’t a guaranteed method of preventing the spread of the virus but act as an additional barrier, and can be effective in stopping large droplets (liquid from coughing or sneezing). A recent study has shown that wearing a face mask significantly reduces your chances of contracting the virus.

Below are resources to guide you on the selection of face coverings, how to use a mask properly, how to maintain cleanliness of masks and the correct disposal of masks.

https://youtu.be/YmwyuHMee1k

For more information on face coverings, go to Department of Human Health and Services

How to wear a face mask

Maintain the cleanliness of your face mask

Store the mask in a clean plastic cover. Keep your mask dry. If the mask is wet and damaged, throw it away. Do NOT REUSE a wet damaged mask that is tearing into pieces!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlfy2VHxwn0