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July 20, 2020

Face Covering Update Victoria

In light of of the current world health crisis, there are updates on current restrictions in Victoria.  

From 11.59 Wednesday 22nd July 2020, face coverings are mandatory in Melbourne and Mitchell shire in Victoria.

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce have provided the tips below: 

What types of face covering can be used in the workplace?

The advice from the DHHS states that a person must use a “face covering”.  This a broad term and can include other items such as a face shield, bandana or scarf.

It should be noted however, that WorkSafe have previously recommended a cloth mask or single-use disposable mask for use in the workplace. 

What if my employee is doing a delivery or transporting a customer?
The employee and any other person travelling in a vehicle for work purposes (i.e. as part of their work role) must be wearing a face mask / covering at all times.  Please note this risk control must be done in conjunction with other higher level controls such as providing hand sanitiser in the vehicle, maintain physical distancing in the vehicle as far as is reasonably practicable, open windows for increased ventilation etc…

For more COVID-10 information please feel free to visit the VACC website here

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