Wearing a face mask is compulsory in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, new rule will be enforced from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22nd July.

If you leave in regional Victoria, face covering in regional Victoria continue to be recommended in situations where maintaining 1.5 meters distance is not possible.

If you’re leaving your home, you need to cover your face. These face coverings or masks can be a single use or reusable one that can be bought from most chemists or it can be something as simple as a scarf or a bandana, as long as it covers the nose and mouth.

When can you wear your mask?

  • Study or work – if you cannot work from home
  • Medical care and caregiving
  • Shopping for essentials
  • Daily exercise

There will be some reasons not to wear a face covering. For example.

  • Those who have a medical reason
  • Kids under 12 years of age
  • Those who have a professional reason or if it is just not practical
  • Like when running – however you will always still be expected to carry your face covering to wear when you can.

Keeping you Safe

Simba Support Services employees will be provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear at all times while providing services. We encourage all participants our support workers, are assisting within the community to ensure that they have they

  • In providing community support access, we encourage all our services user to wear a face mask or an item that can cover their nose and mouth.
  • In providing support to our participants. We are aware that often the support may involve person to person contact; for example, providing self-care support with meals, drinks or getting dressed. Our staff have been trained to keep our participants safe by:
  • Washing their hands / use hand sanitizers before supporting participants
  • Encourage and guide participants to minimize touching other people during this period.

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