Free Face Masks for Vulnerable Victorians
NCN Health is working with The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to distribute re-usable face masks to vulnerable Victorians.
The DHHS wants to protect vulnerable community members who may be more at risk of developing COVID-19 and/or less likely to have access to a face mask. As part of this initiative they have supplied more than 2 million face masks to agencies that deliver services and support to the public. NCN Health now has a ready supply of these masks to hand out to eligible community members.
You may be considered vulnerable if you have a chronic condition, for example; poor immunity, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, lung disease, alcohol or drug dependency or frailty. You can also access the free face coverings if you are living in public housing or crisis accommodation, if you are living in supported residential services or are homeless. Other vulnerable groups include; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, people living with a disability, people experiencing family violence, people with a mental health condition and their carers.
For more information, or to find out if you are eligible for the free re-usable face masks please contact your local health services:
Nathalia (03) 5866 9444
Cobram (03) 5871 0777
Numurkah (03) 5862 9444
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