Information about Face Masks

When to Wear a Face Mask

Under the July 2021 COVID-19 rules and restrictions, wearing a face mask is mandatory in some settings.

Face mask rules have changed. You must wear a face mask at indoor non-residential premises in NSW. 

You must also carry a face mask with you at all times if you are in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

See the latest Face Mask Rules from the NSW Government.

Masks should not be worn by young children or anyone who has trouble breathing or who is unable to remove the mask themselves without assistance

For translated information about how to safely wear facemasks, see here.

How to Wear a Face Mask

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before putting on or taking off your mask. 
  • Ensure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face. 

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  • Refrain from touching the front of your mask while wearing or removing it. 

  • Do not allow the mask to hang around your neck or under your nose. 

  • Do not reuse single-use masks. 

  • Wash and dry reusable masks after use and store in a clean, dry place. 

Children and Face Masks

The following information is from the World Health Organisation.