At this time in South Australia it is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended to wear a mask when out in public and you can’t physically distance (1.5m from others).
Please note: children under 12 years of age do not need to wear a mask, as they may not be able to handle it safely.
The term ‘face mask or mask’ includes reusable cloth masks, and single-use face masks (commonly called surgical masks).
At this time, ‘fitted’ face coverings, such as bandanas, scarves, or neck gaiters can be used if you are unable to find a cloth mask, or single-use surgical face mask.
Face masks that have unfiltered one-way valves should not be used.
Important things to remember about wearing masks:
- Once your mask is on, it is important that you don’t touch or adjust the front of it while wearing it – it’s the part that’s protecting you from COVID-19. If you do touch it by accident, wash or sanitise your hands right away.
- Before putting your mask on and after taking it off, remember to thoroughly wash and dry (or sanitise) your hands.
To learn more about face masks: www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVIDmasks