Youthlaw factsheet (updated on 22 January 2021)
This fact sheet has information that might help you with common legal issues facing young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our fact sheet is up-to-date as of 22 January 2021. We recommend you check here for the most up to date COVID-19 information from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Do I have to wear a face mask?
The rules around face masks have changed. You can find the current rules here.
It is really important that you carry a face mask with you at all times.
You must now wear a mask in a number of places including:
- On public transport
- In taxis or ride shares (like Uber)
- When going to large retail venues (shopping centres, supermarkets, Bunnings etc)
- Shopping Centres
- Indoor markets
- On flights/at the airport
- In hospitals
- When visiting aged care.
You are still encouraged to wear a mask indoors and outdoors when you cannot keep 1.5 meters distance from other people.
If you don’t follow the rules – the police may give you a fine. You should contact us for advice if you get a fine.
There are some exceptions to having to wear a face covering. For example, if you have a certain medical condition. You can find more information on the requirement to wear a face covering here.
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