With mask-wearing being mandatory for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire (download the media release here) as of Wed 22 July 2020 midnight, there'll be a lot of people scrambling to buy one. If you happen to live close to Chapel Street Precinct (my neighbourhood), you might want to look in the following places as listed by C.Street. If you're not close and need to get it online, you can do that too. Get one now, or you could be out of pocket to the tune of $200. Keep yourself and everyone else safe and help slow the spread of COVID-19!
Soon you'll also be able to buy Aboriginal face masks from Darkies Designs made by Aboriginal Women's Group in Northern NSW as per image below. These will be available for individuals and workplaces on Supply Australia, which is proudly Indigenous owned from next week. For other products, check out Darkies Design's website and support Indigenous businesses.
If you're after a face shield you can get it from the website of Centre Stage Costumes (0418 101 860) They can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. They're $10 each with free local delivery. It's anti-fog, breeze flows freely, it doesn't touch your face and the glasses it comes with is flexible and fits all face sizes whether you have a wide or slim one. It's reusable and therefore economical as well, however, I do believe you still might have to wear a mask under it (don't quote me on that), with this being an added impenetrable, non-absorbent cover.
Masks are not the only thing C.St is known for. It's become the largest drive-thru for takeaway with locals supporting locals. Order direct and collect your delicious delights and help Australian hospitality workers. With over 300 world-class cafes and restaurants across three suburbs covered by Chapel Street, help staff stay employed and businesses afloat. Check out the EATERIES HERE. Need I say I've been to most of them as it's a way of life when you live off Chapel street. If you'd like to put a smile on your face in these grim times, check out these creative videos for CHAP-DRIVE-THRU. Dare I confess I went through all of them (see one below) and thought Jeremy did a great job. For all other informative C.Street Videos, SEE HERE on their YouTube channel.