From 11.59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021, face masks will no longer be mandatory in all public indoor settings. These requirements are in line with settings that were in place at Christmas time.
Face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations:
- on public transport
- when riding in a ride share or taxi
- in large retail stores (over 2000 sqm), such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets
- inside shopping centres, including the retail stores inside shopping centres, such as clothing stores
- inside indoor markets
- on domestic flights to and from Victoria
- at airports
- in hospitals
- when working in or visiting hospitals and care facilities.
Additionally, from Monday 18 January 2021 face masks will no longer be required to be worn in offices. You must always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to.It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.
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