Information about Face Masks

When to Wear a Face Mask

From 25 February 2022, wearing a face mask is mandatory in certain high-risk settings, such as travel, hospitals and indoor music festivals.

Read about the current NSW Government Face Mask Rules.

For translated information about how to safely wear facemasks, see here.

How to Wear a Face Mask

  • Wash or sanitise your hands before putting on or taking off your mask. 
  • Ensure the mask covers your nose and mouth and fits snugly under your chin, over the bridge of your nose and against the sides of your face. 

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  • Refrain from touching the front of your mask while wearing or removing it. 

  • Do not allow the mask to hang around your neck or under your nose. 

  • Do not reuse single-use masks. 

  • Wash and dry reusable masks after use and store in a clean, dry place. 

Children and Face Masks

The following information is from the World Health Organisation.