You are still required to wear a face mask when attending the medical centre.
From the 23/11/2020 there are some changes to the mandatory wearing of face masks in Victoria.
All adults and children aged 12 years or older are now only required to wear a face mask in the following settings:
- in all indoor venues
- when you can’t socially distance with others outdoors
- riding on public transport including at stations and stops (trains, trams, buses, taxis and ride share services)
If you’re outdoors and you can keep a safe 1.5M distance between you and other, face masks are no longer mandatory.
You are still required to carry a face mask when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so. Face shields, bandanas, scarves or loose snoods, loose buffs or loose gaiters on their own are no longer considered a sufficient face covering. A face covering must be a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. This can be a cloth mask or a single-use (surgical) mask.
Other important points to remember about face masks:
- face masks continue to be an enforceable restriction in Victoria
- face masks must be worn at all times if you attend the medical centre
- children aged 2 years or younger must never wear a face covering due to choking and suffocation risk
- families should make their own decisions about whether their children aged 3 to 11 years should wear a face mask in the required settings
For digital resources about COVID-19 and the use of face masks refer to:
- Victorian Department of Health
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
- Video message from the Chief Health Officer about how to safely wear a face mask
For 24/7 telephone support about COVID-19 call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
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