When we need to wear face masks NSW
Wearing a mask helps keep you and others safe from COVID-19.
Almost all NSW is in lockdown.
People in some parts of Regional NSW do not have to stay in lockdown.
You must follow special rules if you live in some parts of Regional NSW.
When you leave home you mush wear a mask.
When exercising you must carry a mask with you.
If you are not wearing a mask in NSW you may get fined.
Carry a mask in your bag so you always have one with you.
Your mask should be clean. Wash your mask or use a new mask each time you go out.
Some people do not have to wear masks
You do not have to wear a mask if you cannot wear a mask because of your
- physical condition
- mental health condition
If you cannot wear a mask for these reasons you must have with you
- a medical certificate
- a letter signed by a medical professional like a doctor
- a letter signed by an NDIS provider
- a statutory declaration
This is so you have proof that you cannot wear a mask.
If an official person asks you why you are not wearing a mask you must show them your letter or certificate.
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