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Buy your face masks online through Access Health to protect yourself, your family, and the wider community from airborne diseases and harmful particles. Face masks are worn to help prevent the spreading and contracting of dangerous viruses. Access Health’s face masks have been provided to a number of Australian hospitals and are now available to the general public. Our range includes Level 2 Surgical Face Masks and KN95 face masks.


The face masks we provide are available to buy in bulk and have been recommended to reduce the transmission of a range of viruses, including COVID-19. Browse our range of face masks to find the best option for your needs. We ship all throughout Victoria and Australia.

Why Should I Wear a Face Mask?

Wearing a face mask is recommended to help prevent the transmission of highly infectious diseases, such as coronavirus (COVID-19).

During the global coronavirus pandemic, wearing a mask contributes to keeping each of us safe. COVID-19 spreads through person-to-person transmission and is generally contracted through droplets in the air. These droplets are spread through activities such as coughing, sneezing, speaking or laughing. Wearing a face mask helps to prevent the spread of these droplets and the transmission of coronavirus.

When you are in a setting where it is difficult to physically distance – such as the workplace or caregiving scenarios – a face mask is your best form of defence.

In general, wearing a face mask stands alongside physical distancing, hand hygiene, and cough and sneezing etiquette as the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

When Should I Wear a Face Mask?

 Official advice on when to wear a face mask in Australia is being updated all the time. Currently, if you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you are only permitted to leave your home for four reasons, and you must wear a face mask when you leave home (unless an exemption applies). Fines apply for failing to comply with these face mask orders.

Outside metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, face masks may still be recommended. It is recommended to wear a face mask in parts of Sydney, and in general, whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes in caregiving settings, in studying and working scenarios, on public transport, and in similar situations across Australia.

When Am I Exempt from Wearing a Face Mask?

In metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, some of the most common face mask exemptions include:

  • When you are in your own home
  • When you are eating, drinking, smoking, or using an e-cigarette
  • If you are under the age of 12
  • If you are affected by breathing conditions
  • If you are affected by a relevant disability or mental health condition
  • If you are affected by another relevant condition
  • When you are out of breath or puffing during exercise
  • When you are travelling along in your vehicle

What Different Types of Face Masks Are Available and Which Ones Should I Use?

The Victorian Government recommends wearing three-layer masks such as the face masks available from Access Health. Our masks include Level 2 Surgical Face Masks and KN95 Face Masks.

The Level 2 Surgical Face Masks feature:

  • 3 ply construction
  • Adaptable nose bars
  • Professional grade bacterial particle protection
  • Hypoallergenic design

The KN95 Face Masks feature:

  • 4 ply construction
  • Adaptable nose bars
  • Professional grade bacterial particle protection
  • Industrial grade dust or smoke protection

Both of these masks are effective in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Is There Any Proof That Face Masks Protect Against the Transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

 The efficacy of face masks has been strongly supported in a range of scenarios. In laboratory studies, face masks have been shown to block the droplets that are spread when people cough, thus reducing the likelihood of coronavirus spreading.

The epidemiological data recorded in real-world scenarios also supports the use of face masks to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends wearing face masks as part of a broader strategy to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. In Australia, face masks are compulsory whenever you leave your house in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, while they are recommended in other areas of Australia where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

How Do I Put on a Face Mask Correctly?

 Whether you’re wearing a medical face mask or a KN95 face mask, several steps should be followed for wearing it correctly.

This includes:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly before use
  • Ensure the mask is clean and undamaged
  • Ensure your face mask is positioned the right way up. For our face masks, the metal strip on your face mask should be at the top and facing inwards
  • Pull the mask over your ears using the loops, ensuring the mask covers your nose, mouth and chin
  • Do not touch the front of the mask while it is on your face

How Do I Take of a Face Mask Correctly?

 Correctly removing your face mask is just as important as putting it on correctly. Be sure to follow these steps:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly before removing the mask
  • Remove the mask by removing the loops from behind each ear
  • Lean forward when removing your face mask
  • Ensure single-use face masks are discarded after use
  • Clean your hands again after removing the mask

Why Are Face Masks Compulsory in Melbourne?

 Face coverings have been compulsory in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire since 11:59 pm on Wednesday 22 July. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews implemented this order due to health advice and concerns about the amount of coronavirus and community transmission in these areas. Individuals who fail to wear a face mask without a valid reason face $200 fines.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are currently under Stage 3 coronavirus restrictions and its citizens are permitted to leave home for only four reasons. Whenever you leave home in these areas, you must wear a face mask or face covering. The four reasons are:

  • Shopping for food and essential supplies
  • Daily exercise
  • Medical care and caregiving
  • Study or work that cannot be completed at home

Premier Andrews has also stated that wearing face masks will be a part of Victoria’s strategy going forward, even as these restrictions are eased.

Can I Wear an Alternative to a Face Mask (Such as a Bandana or Face Shield)?

The Victorian Government recommends wearing a properly constructed face mask with at least three layers, such as the face masks for sale from Access Health. Alternatives such as bandanas, scarfs, or face shields offer less protection and are not the preference of the Victorian Government.

How Can I Wear a Face Mask without My Glasses Fogging Up?

Methods for preventing your glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask include:

  • Ensuring your face mask is fitted properly by pinching at the nose
  • Putting your glasses on after you put on your face mask
  • Washing your glasses with soapy water and detergent
  • Placing folded tissue across the bridge of your nose before putting on your face mask and glasses
  • Taping your face mask along your nose and cheek with micropore tape before putting on your glasses

Do I Need to Wear a Face Mask at Work?

Yes. Unless you have an exemption or are working from home, you must wear a face mask at work in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. It is each individual’s responsibility to wear a mask, however, employer’s actively discouraging their employees from following health orders can face significant fines.

Where Can I Get a Face Mask?

Access Health is proud to sell high-quality face masks in bulk. Our face masks are supplied to hospitals and medical facilities across Australia and are now available for the general public to buy. Buy your face mask online from Access Health and enjoy next day dispatch and 100% assurance. We ship face masks all across Australia, including Melbourne and Sydney.

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