Face masks recommended in high-risk locations in NSW

Masks will be a more familiar sight in our local area with the NSW Government encouraging greater use of masks in public settings.

People working in cafes, restaurants, pubs and other hospitality venues are being encouraged to wear a mask. And some venues may require use of a mask as a condition of entry.

Masks should also be used on public transport, in supermarkets and other areas where physical distancing is hard to maintain.

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Official NSW Government advice about face masks

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant specifically recommends the use of face masks:

  • in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain, such as on public transport or in supermarkets
  • in indoor settings with a higher risk of transmission where practical, such as for staff in hospitality and customer-facing venues including cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs
  • during attendance at places of worship

Wearing a mask in any of these settings is not mandatory but is highly recommended, especially in areas where there has been community transmission.

More information on face masks from the NSW government.

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Maintain good hygiene and get tested for Covid-19

A face mask is also not a substitute for other precautions. The use of a mask and only a mask will not prevent infection.

NSW Health reminds everyone to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 you must also:

  • practice physical distancing
  • wash your hands
  • cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
  • stay home when sick

Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 should get tested. More information and testing locations.

This information is accurate as of 4 August 2020.

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