Victoria moved to further relaxed COVIDSafe settings from 6:00pm on Friday 26 March 2021.
- Face masks must be worn in the following settings, unless an exception applies:
- on public transport, in commercial passenger vehicles such as taxis and ride share vehicles, and in tour vehicles
- by visitors to a hospital or care facility (while indoors)
- on flights to and from Victoria
- indoors at airports
- if you are diagnosed with COVID-19, or a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19, when leaving your home or accommodation for a permitted reason, such as medical care or to get tested
- while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test when leaving your home or accommodation for a permitted reason, such as 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.
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.
For all details on COVID-19 restrictions please visit the Department of Human Health and Services website