Wearing of masks/face coverings to be compulsory for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire
Victoria has recorded 363 new cases and three more deaths from COVID-19, with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announcing this morning that the wearing of face masks/face coverings will be made compulsory in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from midnight on Wednesday.
People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear face coverings if going outside their home*, to protect against Coronavirus. Home made masks, scarves or bandanas are acceptable as long as they cover both the mouth and nose.
The new rule will come into effect on Wednesday, July 22 at 11:59pm AEST, and the fine for not wearing a face covering will be $200.
Instructions for making a cloth face mask, for personal use, can be found on the Care Connect Coronavirus website.
* Remember: Victorians in stage three lockdown can only leave their homes for one of the four permitted reasons: shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study and work, if it can’t be done from home.