COVID masks

Information for community 

You are no longer required to wear a face mask in most indoor settings, but wearing a mask remains recommended in indoor settings where you can’t physically distance, if you have any cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, or are with people who may be vulnerable to respiratory illnesses such as influenza and COVID-19.

Face masks are mandatory for everyone aged 8 years and older in the following settings:

  • On public transport, in taxis/rideshare services and in tourism vehicles.
  • While in a publicly accessible space at an airport and while inside an aircraft (for ages 12 and over).
  • While visiting a hospital, care facility or any other indoor space that is a publicly accessible area in a healthcare setting, including allied health settings.
  • In a public indoor space if you are a close contact.
  • Working in an indoor space that is a publicly accessible area of a court or justice centre.
  • In an indoor space that is a publicly accessible area of a healthcare facility, including at an allied health facility.
  • Working in a resident-facing role in an indoor space at a care facility, including when not interacting with residents.
  • Working in an indoor space at a prison, police gaol, remand centre, youth residential centre, youth justice centre or post-sentence facility.
  • After being tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results.
  • If you have COVID-19 or are a close contact and are leaving the premises for a permitted reason.

Apply for masks and other PPE for clinical use

General practice, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHOs), pharmacy and allied health professionals can order PPE from Murray PHN for COVID testing. PPE includes masks, respirators, goggles and disposable examination gowns.


Page last updated 24 May 2022