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Poll: Should Ireland make face coverings mandatory in all public places?

Melbourne is set to make face coverings compulsory following a rise in cases there.

Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

THE AUSTRALIAN CITY of Melbourne is set to make face coverings mandatory in all public places, following a rise in Covid-19 cases there.

The premier of the state of Victoria Daniel Andrews said the move made sense while there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, likening the requirement to have a mask when leaving one’s home to people taking their keys or phone with them.

Everyone over the age of 12 will need to wear a mask or face covering, and those that don’t will face a fine of $200 (around €120).

Andrews said that the new rules, which come into effect this week, would be guided by “common sense” and that people will not have to wear a covering when it is impractical, like when they are visiting a bank.

Face masks have already been made mandatory on public transport here, and are set to become compulsory in shops too.

But today we’re wondering: should face masks become compulsory in all public places?


Poll Results:

Yes (17482)
No (9268)
I don't know (1189)



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