Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
245
Title
Amend mandatory face mask rule during COVID-19
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the negative impacts of wearing a face mask. Under COVID-19 emergency measures it is mandatory to wear a face mask in areas where the 1.5 metre social distancing rule cannot conventionally be maintained. This mandate has also been extended to uncrowded outdoor areas. This rule has little or no impact on the spread of the virus. Mask wearing has caused mental distress to many citizens of Victoria and subsequently led to the deterioration of relations between the public and the police.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to amend the rule for the mandatory wearing of a face mask, limiting the mandate to indoor areas and public-transport only, for the remainder of the special COVID-19 provisions.
Closing Date
2020-11-26
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Total signatures including previously tabled
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