UFS Pharmacies currently have stock of single use disposable masks and re-usable cloth masks, including children’s size, in store and online here.

It is currently mandatory for all residents of Victoria to wear a face mask when outside their home (unless an exemption applies).

People diagnosed with or caring for someone with COVID-19 and anyone suffering from or caring for someone with a respiratory illness (i.e. fever, cough runny nose or sore throat) should also wear masks inside the home.

If you are in a position to make your own cloth mask, the Victorian Government has provided useful instructions on how to make an effective mask.

COVID-19 is spread from close contact with an infected person and can be spread when a person coughs or sneezes, so wearing a face ask helps keep you and others safe.

The best way to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19) is wearing a face mask, keeping 1.5 metres apart, washing your hands often, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow or tissue.

 Safe mask habits:  

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after touching your mask
  • Never use a dirty or damaged mask
  • Check your mask does not have holes or a valve*
  • Make sure your mask covers your mouth, nose and chin, and that there are no gaps on the sides
  • Avoid touching your mask while you are wearing it
  • Take care when you take your mask off – unhook it from your ears and pull it away from your face
  • Wash reusable fabric masks in hot, soapy water after each use
  • Put your disposable mask straight in the rubbish bin after you take it off.
  • Wash your hands after removing the mask.

* Masks with valves only filter air going in, so they only protect you and not others.

For more information on masks, go to:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-victoria-covid-19