Face masks

The Chief Health Officer recommends that Victorians wear a face mask when leaving home if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people.

If you are leaving home you should wear a face mask such as a cloth mask or surgical mask if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from others.

  • Wearing a face mask protects you and your community by providing an additional physical barrier to coronavirus (COVID-19). 
  • Keeping 1.5 metres between yourself and others and washing your hands are still the best defences against coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • There are two types of face masks suitable for community use: cloth masks and surgical masks.

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The Department of Health and Human Services have addressed many of the frequently asked questions on their website such as:

To view more information visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-victoria-covid-19