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Information about wearing face masks

Face masks update

  • From 11:59pm on Friday 9 April 2021, Victoria has further relaxed its COVIDSafe settings. These changes are designed to balance getting Victorians back to doing the things they love while keeping in place measures to protect all that Victorians have worked so hard for.
  • You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. 
  • Face masks must be worn:
    • on public transport, in commercial passenger vehicles such as taxis and ride share vehicles, and in tour vehicles
    • by visitors to a hospital (while indoors)
    • by visitors at a care facility (while indoors)
    • on flights to and from Victoria
    • at airports
    • If you are a diagnosed person, or a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19, when leaving your home or accommodation for a permitted reason, such as to seek medical care or get tested
    • while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test when leaving your home or accommodation for a permitted reason, such as to seek medical care (except as part of a surveillance or other asymptomatic testing program)
    • while experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • It is strongly recommended you wear a face mask when at a private gathering or when you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from other people.
  • There are a number of lawful reasons to not wear a face mask.

Exercise

Do I have to wear a face mask while exercising?

A face mask is no longer required when exercising indoors, but it is recommended if you cannot maintain 1.5 metres distance from others.

You still need to carry a face mask with you at all times, unless you have a lawful reason not to.

You can find more information on the face masks page.

Reviewed 12 April 2021

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