Going out for dinner? .. unmask if you are seated only

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Hospitality venues across regional Victoria will be required to enforce new restrictions in their premises under extended face-covering rules.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews explained that if you are seated and you are eating or drinking, you do not need to have a mask on.

“But if you are not seated, then you have your mask on,” he said.

Andrews said the mandatory new mask rules for all Victorians for this Monday would be challenging, but were necessary to curb the state’s second wave.

“It’s inconvenient, it’s challenging, but it’s essentially stage four for Melbourne, and it’s something we can do in regional Victoria without causing significant economic cost, but getting a really significant public health benefit,” he said.