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Government health advice on the use of face masks

Advice from NSW Health 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;
  • the use of face masks (where practical) in indoor settings with a higher risk of transmission, such as for the staff of hospitality and customer-facing venues i.e. cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs;
  • the use of face masks during attendance at places of worship.

Wearing a mask in any of these settings is strongly recommended, especially in areas where there has been community transmission.

From time to time, NSW Health regulations may make face masks mandatory.

Note: A face mask is not a single substitute for the careful use of a range of processes to protect yourself and your community.

NSW Health advice on face masks

In the video below, Australian Government Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth provides important information about the use of face masks.

Australian Department of Health face mask advice from Dr Nick Coatsworth

Further coronavirus information.

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