Victorian mask rule removal welcomed

The Australian Industry Group has welcomed today’s announcement by the Victorian Government that it is to remove the requirement on the use of masks in many workplaces. Masks are no longer required in factories and offices, but masks are still necessary in public facing jobs such as retail and hospitality.

“The changes will encourage more people to return to offices and make working in a factory far easier,” Tim Piper, the Victorian Head of the peak employer association Ai Group said.

“We certainly hope that people do return to the office and make use of these changes to regain a sense of normality to their home and business lives.

“With a 75% allowance of people allowed to return to the office, the removal of the mask requirement and a desire by many employees to return to work in the office, the relaxed mask rules should help to regenerate offices and help give new live to the Melbourne CBD,” Mr Piper said.

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