Re-usable masks now available

CHIRP Community Health now has re-usable cloth masks from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) available for those unable to provide their own mask.
CHIRP allied health and wellbeing manager Deb McCarthy said all Victorians aged 12 years and over must wear a face covering when they leave home unless they have a lawful reason not to. But purchasing masks may not be an option for those in financial difficulty.
“Wearing a face covering helps keep you and others safe. Coronavirus is spread from close contact with a person with coronavirus. Face coverings help stop droplets spreading when someone speaks, laughs, coughs or sneezes, including someone who has coronavirus but feels well,” Deb said. See the Mail for more…

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.