Face masks to be mandatory Victoria wide 

Due to a large rise in COVID-19 cases across Melbourne and regional Victoria, further restrictions have been announced in line with the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

From Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory statewide whenever you leave home – and wherever you live.

This means that every person in Victoria must now wear a face mask when leaving their home, including visiting the supermarket, at work and when leaving the home for essential services.

By covering your face, you’re protecting your community, you’re keeping local businesses open, and keeping local people in work.

Additionally, due to a rise in cases in the Geelong region from 11:59pm tonight people in the local government areas of Colac-Otway, Greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, and the Borough of Queenscliffe, will no longer be able to visit people or have visitors at home.

How to wear a face mask 

Bendigo Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr Diana Badcock explains the correct ways to put on masks.