Walking around Warrnambool early this morning I was surprised to see around half the businesses with staff wearing masks. I was a little cofused as to why some businesses had instructed to wear masks while others did not. There was also a lot more people wearing masks in the street. I was not one of them.
On the way to Warrnambool I heard a guard at the quarentine centre in Melbourne had been infected and there would be a rollback of ristrictions – that was it. As it happens masks became compulsory again at 11.59 pm yesterday. No email, no push notice – no way of knowing. It’s no wonder so many people and businesses were using masks if the state government doesn’t send out a notice to do so.
It doesn’t help when businesses don’t inform you that a mask is needed. I walked into Rebel Sport at opening time where the only staff member was wearing a mask. Another two joined shortly all wearing masks. Two asked if I needed help. Neither mentioned I needed a mask. It only twigged as I was walking out when I heard them discussing compulsory masks.
I know many people won’t wear masks and get agressive but a simple reminder should not be that difficult. Either way the government could be a lot mor helpful if they sent out the changes before they happen.
An email arrived 24 hours later about wearing masks. 12 months on and emails take as long as regular mail. Need better and now.