The below link contains information on the wearing of masks, this explains what types of masks and when to wear them and who has to wear them.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday-22-july

Your employer has to provide you with PPE whilst you are at work under their duty of care in accordance with the OHS act 2004

Key points

  • From 11:59pm on 22 July 2020 if you live in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire you must wear a face-covering if you need to leave home for one of the four reasons.
  • If you live in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire and you need to travel outside this area you must wear a face covering.
  • If you live in other parts of Victoria it is recommended you wear a face covering when you leave home and are in situations where it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • If you cannot purchase or make a face mask an alternative form of coverage including a scarf or bandana may be used.
  • Infants and children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face covering. Due to the risk of choking it is not safe to use a mask on a child under two years of age.
  • A fine of $200 may be issued to people who do not wear a face covering and do not have a valid reason for an exception.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Jeff Dingli | 0437 102 489 | jdingli@asuvictas.com.au

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