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Face masks


As of 11:59 pm Thursday, 22 September 2022, face masks are no longer required to be worn in CPVs. However, it continues to be strongly recommended.

Remember, a fitted face mask must cover the nose and mouth. This means face shields, bandanas or scarves on their own are not considered sufficient face covering.

Hygiene and cleaning practices to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission must also continue to be followed.

See the Department of Health website for more information.

Face masks and glasses

If a face mask is causing a safety risk, for example causing glasses to become foggy, appropriate action should be taken to ensure the situation is safe.

If you wear glasses you can try the following things to avoid them fogging up:

  • washing the glasses with disinfectant, detergent or apply lens cleaner
  • put your glasses over the face mask, ensuring it is pinched at the nose
  • use Micropore tape (available at all pharmacies) to tape the face mask along the bridge of your nose and cheeks, then put the glasses on top
  • put a folded tissue across the bridge of your nose, then put the face mask on and your glasses on top.

If the safety risk continues, discuss the matter either with your BSP or CPVV at safety@cpv.vic.gov.au

Useful tips

Buying personal protective equipment (PPE)

The guide below covers information on what you need to know when purchasing PPE including:

  • common types of PPE and how they are used
  • tips to avoid poor quality products
  • your rights as a consumer
  • information on Workplace Health and Safety duties.

The resource has been developed by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) buyers guide COVID-19