Face Masks Compulsory
Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will be made to wear face masks when in public, the state government announced on Sunday.
The new rule will be enforced from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July, and people defying the rules will face a $200 fine.
Putting on your face covering
Step 1 – Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Step 2 – Inspect your face covering for holes or tears
Step 3 – Place covering over your mouth, like so:
- With Ear Loops: Hold by ear loops and place a loop around each ear
- With Ties: Bring to your nose, place ties over the crown of your head, and tie
Step 4 – Pull the covering over the bridge of your nose, mouth, and chin
Removing your face covering
Step 1 – Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching the front of the mask.
Step 2 –
With Ear Loops: Gently lift and remove mask holding both ear loops
With Ties: Untie the bottom bow, then untie the top bow, and pull mask away
Step 3 – If disposable, throw the mask in the trash. Otherwise, put your reusable cloth mask directly into your laundry hamper or washing machine for cleaning