Mask changes for Victoria

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From Monday October 12th all Victorians will need to wear a fitted mask that covers the nose and mouth when leaving home unless you have a lawful exception. Children under 12 do not need to wear face coverings and children under two years old must not wear face coverings. Face covings such as shields, scarfs and bandanas will no longer be lawful. Mask can be commercial products, or you can make your own.

People may be fined $200 if not wearing a fitted mask, there are some other exemptions for illness, exercise and some work cases. Follow the link below for full details.

Information for wearing face masks in Victoria

How to make a mask.

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. These are the instructions from the DHHS website to make a reusable cloth mask. mask.pdf

Sock Mask.

There a quite a few versions of how to make a mask from a sock. This is one example.

Sock Mask on Youtube

Bra Mask.


Making a mask from a bra is one creative method that is being used.

Bra Mask on Youtube

Do right thing to help keep the community safe and wear a mask.

Everyone should be doing it!

COVID Safe principles will always apply

  • Wear a mask or face covering

  • Don’t go to work if you feel sick or unwell

  • Physical distancing (1.5 metres)

  • Cough and sneeze into tissue or elbow

  • Good hand hygiene

  • Outdoor activities

All businesses must have a COVID Safe plan before they can open.

LivMate can help you to open and stay open.

LivMate can help you to keep track of everyone that comes to your business, venue or site.

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