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Face masks - New South Wales

Updated on 22 December 2022, at 13:55 AET

Current NSW guidance

It is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask on public transport, in indoor public spaces and when you cannot stay 1.5 metres from others.

Wearing a mask in aged care centres is also strongly recommended.

Some restrictions will remain in high-risk places such as health and disability care centres. For instance, you must wear a mask in all areas of a hospital or health service.

Schools and childcare centres may have their own guidance for students and parents. This should be followed.

Toddlers and babies under 2 years must not wear masks — since they are a choking and suffocation risk.

For more information, go to nsw.gov.au. Under ‘COVID-19’, click on ’Staying safe’, then click ‘Wear a mask in indoor public spaces’.

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