Wearing a Mask Safely

As a health and aged care provider, our priority is Best Care to every client, every time and the safety of our staff.

With the spread of COVID-19, some Australians are choosing to wear face masks. In Melbourne, face masks are now compulsory outside of the home.

Wearing your mask incorrectly can put you, your family and other people at risk. We have made a video to help guide you on the correct way to put on, care to be undertaken while wearing the mask, and proper taking off technique. These principles can be applied regardless of the type of mask being worn (surgical or cloth).

Click here to view the video.

Always remember, a mask is not a substitute for other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other flu-like illnesses. Infection prevention and control standards include the following additional key measures:

  • Hand and personal hygiene
  • Cough etiquette and respiratory hygiene
  • Seeking medical advice when required
  • Not attending work while sick
  • Physical / social distancing
  • Frequently cleaning the environment and other contaminated surfaces

Media Contact

Montana Waters | Media Officer
T 08 9208 8310 | E Montana.Waters@silverchain.org.au

About Silver Chain Group

 

 

We are a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. We help people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home.

We have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. We currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

With over 4,000 staff and 130 volunteers, we assist more than 100,000 people to remain living in their homes and community every year.

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