Face Masks Update

You are required to wear a face mask when attending the medical centre

Click here for updated Department of Health information about wearing face masks in Victoria.

From 11:59pm on Thursday 17th June 2021 restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

Face masks must now only be worn indoors for anyone aged 12 years and over. 

Face masks are strongly recommended outdoors where physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, for example, at a busy open-air market or a bus stop.

You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, or if a lawful exception applies. 

Face masks must also be in the following situations:

  • carried at all times (except if a lawful exception applies to you)
  • be worn outdoors (except if a lawful exception applies) if:
    • visiting a hospital
    • visiting a care facility and you are within 1.5 metres of a resident or staff member;
    • you are a diagnosed person or a close contact and need to leave their premises for a lawful exception (e.g. to obtain medical care);
    • awaiting test results and need to leave the premises (e.g to obtain medical care), or
    • experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

A face mask must be a cloth mask or a single-use (surgical) mask.  Face shields, bandanas, scarves or loose snoods, loose buffs or loose gaiters on their own are not considered a sufficient face covering.  A face covering must be a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth.

For children under 12 years of age:

  • Children aged 2 years and younger: must never wear a face mask due to choking/suffocation risk
  • Children aged 3 to 11 years: families should make their own decisions about whether their children should wear a face mask in the required settings

If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested then stay home until you receive your result.

For digital resources about COVID-19 and the use of face masks refer to:

For 24/7 telephone support about COVID-19 call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

For translating or interpreting call 131 450 first and tell them your language.  Click here for translated resources.  SBS Radio is also broadcasting COVID-19 news and information in your language.

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