Face masks required at City of Sydney venues

To help control the spread of Covid-19 and in-line the latest NSW Government advice, we require you to wear a face mask in City of Sydney indoor venues.

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NSW Government advice about mask use

You must have a mask with you every time you leave home, and wear it when you are:

  • Indoors except at your own home
  • Working outdoors
  • In outdoor markets or outdoor shops
  • Queuing outdoors or waiting for coffee and food

Advice may change. Visit the NSW Government website for the latest rules and information.

Type of face masks recommended

Disposable and cloth masks are available from supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores. If you’re looking for a little more flair and fashion with your face covering, you can pick up a bespoke design.

Under the public health order, a fitted face covering means a mask or other covering that:

  • fits securely around the face
  • is designed or made to be worn over the nose and mouth to provide the wearer with protection against infection.

Exemption criteria

The public health order includes several exemptions for not wearing or removing a mask under certain circumstances.

You are not required to wear a mask if you:

  • are a child aged 12 or under
  • have a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a mask unsuitable such as a skin condition, intellectual disability, autism or trauma.

You may remove your mask when you are:

  • eating or drinking
  • communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • asked to remove your mask for identity purposes.

A mask is not a substitute for good hand hygiene and physical distancing

The best ways to protect yourself and others against Covid-19 remain:

  • practicing physical distancing and avoiding crowds
  • washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap, or an alcohol-based hand-rub
  • coughing or sneezing into your elbow or tissue
  • staying home if unwell.

Visit NSW Health for further information on current restrictions.

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should get tested.

This information is accurate as of Sunday 20 June. Information may change. For up to date information visit the NSW Government website.

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