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Mask wearing now mandatory in common areas of strata buildings

From Tuesday 13 July, rules around the wearing of face masks in strata buildings change.

Woman wearing face mask in lobby near lift
Woman wearing face mask in lobby near lift

Residents, employees and visitors must wear a fitted face mask in indoors area of common property in residential buildings.

This is due to a change to public health orders from the NSW Government.

It applies in all areas of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

Common areas where you must wear a mask include:

  • a shared foyer or lobby of an apartment block
  • lifts, stairwells and corridors
  • shared laundry facilities.

Masks must be worn by anyone entering including: - residents and visitors - building managers, concierge employees and cleaners - people providing goods and services including tradespeople and contractors - people delivering food, mail and parcels.

The rule applies when you are in an indoor area of common property in a residential building that is strata titled, community titled or company titled.

You don’t need to wear a mask inside your own apartment.

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The NSW Government has released a downloadable poster for strata buildings to help communicate this new rule.

Visit the NSW Government website for more information about wearing face masks.

This information is correct as of 12 July 2021. For up-to-date information, always check the NSW Government website.

Published 12 July 2021