Masks can provide protection from poor air quality and airborne droplets
When additional risks are present in the workplace, such as outbreaks of COVID-19, having masks available is a proactive step employers can take.
Further clarity on the use of face masks in Victoria as directed by the DHHS can be found here.
Face coverings help stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs, or sneezes. Face coverings are an additional protective physical barrier to protect you and others from potential infection.
Wash your hands before putting on the mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the side of your face. Do not touch the front of the mask while wearing it, if you do, wash or sanitise your hands immediately.
Surgical face masks should be changed at least every 4 hours or when damp or soiled.
Disposable face masks should be changed regularly and disposed of after each use and replaced with a fresh one. Disposable face masks can be purchased via the St John Ambulance online store: https://shop.stjohn.org.au/surgical-face-mask-50pack/.