Do we have to wear masks?

Yes. From 5pm on 31 December 2020 you must wear a fitted face mask when you are in public indoor spaces unless you have a lawful reason not to.

There are a number of lawful excuses for not wearing a face mask in settings where a face mask is mandatory, such as illness or disability. Other reasons a person may choose not to wear a mask include where the person is:

  • under 12 years of age
  • a student at a primary school or outside school hours care
  • in the process of being married
  • a professional sportsperson when training or competing
  • engaged in any strenuous physical exercise
  • receiving a service where it is not reasonably practicable to receive that service wearing a face covering.
Categories: Covid 19, Current Restrictions, January 2021