Face masks remain mandatory in some settings, unless you have a lawful reason not to wear one
- face masks are no longer mandatory when you are outdoors, if you can stay 1.5 metres away from people that you don’t live with
- use of face masks outdoors is required if you are unable to stay further than 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with, such as at public transport stations, outdoor markets, walkways and thoroughfares. Face masks remain mandatory when indoors – for example the supermarket or on public transport.
- you must continue to carry a face mask with you at all times
- Please see video below and related documents for information on how to use a face mask.
Frankston City Council is being provided with disposable and reusable masks from Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for distribution to vulnerable members of our community.
The masks are being provided to agencies that deliver services and support vulnerable people to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Who will masks be distributed to?
People over the age of 12 years who are being actively managed for the following chronic conditions:
- Poor immunity
- Heart disease, diabetes and stroke
- Chronic lung disease
- Alcohol and drug dependency
- People living in public housing, in crisis accommodation, or who are homeless
- People living in rooming houses and supported residential services
- People living with disability
- People with other needs including alcohol and drug issues, including those attending primary and secondary needle and syringe programs
- People experiencing mental health
- People experiencing family violence
- Young people in residential facilities, and those receiving other health and human services
- Young people with health and/or social issues that make them vulnerable
- Young people living in mandatory facilities
- Aboriginal people
- Refugee and asylum seekers (including temporary visa holders).
If you would like to discuss your need for masks or you believe you meet the above criteria for free masks then contact the Community Recovery Call Centre on 1300 322 322 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
Please remember Council offices are currently closed so you will need to contact by phone to discuss.
For all details on COVID-19 restrictions please visit the Department of Human Health and Services website