Face masks to be mandatory Victoria wide

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Due to a large rise in COVID-19 cases across Melbourne and regional Victoria, further restrictions have been announced in line with the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

From Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory statewide whenever you leave home – and wherever you live.

This means that every person in Victoria must now wear a face mask when leaving their home, including visiting the supermarket, at work and when leaving the home for essential services.

By covering your face, you’re protecting your community, you’re keeping local businesses open, and keeping local people in work.

Additionally, due to a rise in cases in the Geelong region from 11:59pm tonight people in the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe, will no longer be able to visit people or have visitors at home.

If you need PPE (personal protective equipment) items like face masks, face shields and gloves, and the use of these items is directly related to your face-to-face daily living supports, you can use your core supports budget to purchase these items from a registered provider. If you are self-managed, you can choose where you purchase PPE and record and claim your purchases as per the usual process.