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3rd August, 2020 

From 11:59pm, Sunday 2nd August, 2020, mandatory mask rules apply throughout Victoria.

What are the face mask requirements?

Unless an exception applies, you must wear a face covering when you leave your home.
This includes travelling on public transport, or with people outside of your household. You are not required to wear a face covering when driving with someone from your household, or if you are driving for work purposes on your own.

For full details, as outlined by the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) click here.

How to correctly wear a face mask?

  1. Before putting on the mask, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use a hand sanitiser that is made up of over 60% alcohol.
  2. Check for defects in the mask, such as tears or broken loops.
  3. Position the outer side of the mask outward according to the instructions of the manufacturer.
  4. If present, make sure the metallic strip is at the top of the mask and positioned against the bridge of your nose.
    If the mask has:
    ear loops: hold the mask by both ear loops and place one loop over each ear
    ties: hold the mask by the upper strings. Tie the upper strings in a secure bow near the crown of your head. Tie the bottom strings securely in a bow near the nape of your neck
    dual elastic bands: pull the bottom band over your head and position it against the nape of your neck. Pull the top band over your head and position it against the crown of your head.
  5. If present, mould the bendable metallic upper strip to the shape of your nose by pinching and pressing down on it with your fingers.
  6. Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin.
  7. Be sure the mask fits snugly.
  8. Don’t touch the mask once in position.

For video instructions click here.

For Department of Health & Human Services 'How to wear a face mask' click here.

More Information

For more information on the current situation in Victoria, visit the Department of Health & Human Services.


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