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Face masks – South Australia

Updated on 8 October 2021, at 17:15 AET

Masks must be worn in these settings:

  • high-risk settings
  • healthcare services — but not if a mask gets in the way of the service
  • aged-care facilities
  • personal-care services — but not if a mask gets in the way of the service
  • public transport
  • indoor public places — except bridal parties during ceremonies
  • indoor fitness venues — except when exercising

You don’t need to wear a mask if:

  • you’re a child under the age of 12. Kids aged 2 years and younger must not wear a face mask or covering because they’re a choking and suffocation risk
  • you have a relevant medical condition, including problems with your breathing, a serious condition of the face, a disability or mental health condition
  • in circumstances where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, such as to enable communication by or with any patron who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • when you’re eating or drinking

For more information on restrictions in South Australia, visit covid-19.sa.gov.au. South Australians can also contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, 9am to 5pm daily.

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