Yesterday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be mandatory for people living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire when leaving their homes for the 4 permitted reasons – including work.
Face coverings in regional Victoria continue to be recommended in situations where maintaining 1.5 metres distance is not possible. However, anyone coming from regional Victoria into metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire for work, or any other reason will also be required to wear a mask. If someone is travelling from Melbourne to regional Victoria they must continue to wear their mask at all times.
Face coverings can include a mask, a scarf, or a bandana. While these face coverings may be suitable to wear on your commute to work, they may not be suitable or safe for you to work in. Local government is a diverse industry. The needs of different workers such as physical services, early learning and home care workers to name a few are unique. There is not one solution that fits all. There will also be exemptions in some circumstances.
The Government will be working with unions and industry to provide advice to workplaces in the coming days. As an affiliated union, the ASU will be participating in these discussions to address any concerns that you may have.
If you have a concern then we need to hear about it. You can let us know about your concern here.
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If you have any queries please talk to your ASU delegate or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 855 570.
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