Wearing a mask is recommended by the Australian government and the World Health Organisation. You should wear a face mask when visiting busy places like shopping centres/markets, on public transport or in any areas where it is difficult to keep a 1.5m distance from other people.
Face Masks should used alongside the other recommended protocols during this pandemic:
- stay at home if unwell
- maintain physical distance (more than 1.5 metres) from other people, when out
- avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor spaces
- practise good hand and respiratory hygiene.
For the latest health advice regarding the use of face masks from the Australian Government's Department of Health, click here.