Breaking: Mandatory masks back on for NSW indoor settings

- December 23, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

The premier Dominic Perrottet has announced masks will return as mandatory in indoor settings from midnight tonight in an effort to curb rising COVID cases across NSW.
The news follows the earlier announcement that QR codes would also make a return to business settings and as the state records 5000+ new COVID infections overnight.

“As of midnight tonight, we will be requiring that masks are worn in indoor settings,” the premier said

“We are encouraging people, particularly over the holiday period, if you can work from home, please work from home.

“We do want to limit mobility, just as we get through this period of time and particularly in relation to ensuring that our health workers are able to be on the job and provide that care and support for those who are unwell.”

The premier advised  while the new Omicron strain of the virus is said to be five times less severe than its predecessor it is essential people mask up and to get tested if symptoms arise.

Perrottet also announced density limits would be reintroduced from December 27 of one person per 2 square metres at indoor businesses and venues

The new rules will be in place until January 27

more to come

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