People in NSW urged to wear face masks as community transmission grows

published 02.08.2020 05:41

“And finally, if you are in an area where there is high community transmission or a number of cases, we want you to wear a mask.”

Those four areas are: 1) If you’re in an enclosed space like public transport or a supermarket; 2) If you’re in a customer service job; 3) If you attend a place of worship; and; 4) If you’re in a COVID-19 hotspot or an area of high community transmission.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the medical advice on the need for masks had changed and said people should don one in four key circumstances.

Health authorities in New South Wales are urging people to start wearing face masks in a range of scenarios, as community transmission of COVID-19 grows.

“I want to stress it is not compulsory, but it is a strong recommendation from NSW Health, given where we are in the pandemic, given the risk posed from Victoria and given the rate of community transmission in New South Wales.

by Alex Turner-Cohen from

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