People in Metro Melbourne & Mitchell Shire MUST wear a face covering when leaving home for 1 of the 4 permitted reasons, from 11.59 pm on Wednesday 22 July. However if you are able to start wearing one immediately, please do so. It doesn’t have to be a mask, it can be a scarf or bandana, as long as it is covering your mouth and nose. Read more info here: https://bit.ly/3eFlxrZ Download instructions for making your own cloth face mask here: https://bit.ly/2CN1lHG
There will be some reasons not to wear one, such as those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it’s just not practical, like when running – however you will still be expected to carry your face covering at all times to wear when you can.
Face coverings in regional Victoria continue to be recommended in situations where maintaining 1.5 metres distance is not possible.