Face masks

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.

Surgical Face Masks
Product Code: 357208. Single use disposable. TGA Listed 50 per pack Single use disposable. Latex Free. Pleated with ear loops. ARTG: 316394 EN149:2001 + A1:2009 Three layers (3ply) with a middle filtration layer of non woven cloth to protect others from airborne contaminants. Made in China.
KN95 Masks
Product code: 357219 KN95 masks are designed to be placed over the nose and mouth to minimise the transmission of airborne organisms. ARTG: 335586 EN149:2001 + A1:2009 GB2626 *product box may differ.
Reusable cloth mask
3 layer protection, adjustable ear loops. Available in 3 sizes. Made in Canada.

Masks: Do's and Don'ts

Do

  • Do wear a mask if you live in Victoria when required as per DHHS guidelines
  • Do follow hand hygiene by washing your hands or using alcohol based hand santiser before putting on your mask and after taking off your mask
  • Do responsibly dispose of single use masks in a bin with a lid
  • Do ensure that your mask covers your nose and mouth
  • Do wear a mask when conducting CPR, as particles may be emitted during compressions

Further clarity on the use of face masks in Victoria as directed by the DHHS can be found here.

Don't

  • Don't touch the mask while wearing it
  • Don't continue to use a mask if it is contaminated or soiled - replace it with a clean one
  • Don't forget hand hygiene before applying the mask and after removing the mask

Frequently Asked Questions

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/.

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