Masks are not just for Superheroes
22 July 2020
Wearing masks or face coverings in public will be compulsory from 11.59pm Wednesday 22 June for all those living, working or attending classes in the Melbourne metropolitan area and Mitchell Shire.
This requirement also applies for people who are travelling into this area, and those who live in Melbourne or Mitchell Shire and are leaving the area for work or study.
For Community College Gippsland, this means that everyone at our Pakenham campus must wear a mask or face coverings. This will also apply to people travelling to our Warragul or Leongatha campuses from the impacted area. Reusable masks, disposable masks, bandanas and scarves are all acceptable forms of face covering.
For people who meet this criteria, lawful exemptions for not wearing a face covering are only available for those who are affected by a relevant medical condition - including problems with their breathing, a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a mental health condition. If these do not apply, you must wear a mask or face covering while attending campus.
While not currently mandated, wearing a mask or face covering is also strongly suggested for other Victorians in public spaces. As this is now the best advice from our State Chief Health officer, we will be encouraging the use of masks throughout our organisation.