If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire you must wear a face covering when leaving home unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so.
A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield.
Even with a mask, you should keep 1.5 metres distance between you and others.
Do I have to wear a face covering while working?
Yes, you have to wear a face covering unless you meet one of the reasons for exemptions such as a medical condition.
Can I take off my face covering if I find it uncomfortable whilst working?
It is important you wear your face covering when at work, but some people may require short breaks from wearing their face covering. When you do so, ensure you are not near other people, and follow this advice when removing your covering. . Only a short break should be required.
Do I need to wear a face covering at my place of work or my desk even if I am 1.5 metres away from others?
Yes, if you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire you must wear a face covering when you leave your home for one of the four reasons, which includes working, unless an exception applies.
I work from home – does this mean it is my workplace and I have to wear a face covering?
If you are working from home, you do not need to wear a face covering at home, unless you are caring for someone at home who has coronavirus (COVID-19).
As an employer, do I need to require my staff to wear face coverings?
Yes, you are required to ensure your employees wear face coverings if they are working, unless an exception applies.