New mask rules in Victoria kick in on Sunday night
From Oct 12 all Victorians must wear a fitted face mask that covers nose & mouth when you leave home. Other alternative masks such as face shields, bandanas, or scarves on their own are no longer sufficient.
New rules kick in for Victorians on Sunday night which will see Victorians fined if they are caught wearing anything other than a fitted mask when outside their homes.
Premier Daniel Andrews reminded residents on Friday that, as of 11:59pm on Sunday, the two week grace period for wearing alternative face coverings will end.
"All Victorians must wear a fitted face mask when they leave their home no matter where they live," Mr Andrews said.
"We know that superspreading events can be avoided by people wearing masks. The vast majority of Victorians have accepted mask wearing.
"As restrictions ease and movement increases, the effectiveness of masks is even more important and obvious," Mr Andrews said.
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