Just a few hours after masks became mandatory in some indoor spaces in the greater Sydney area, the rules were changed again

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced on Saturday that residents of the region will have to put on a mask from midnight when shopping, using public transport and visiting places of worship

However, at a press conference on Sunday, Health Secretary Brad Hazzard said there were more settings in which masks would be mandatory than originally listed

“I want to emphasize that masks should also be worn in other areas that were not mentioned yesterday, including bank branches, post offices, hair salons, beauty salons, tanning salons, wax salons, spas, tattoo parlors, betting shops, and gaming lounges make sure you wear a mask, ”he told reporters

“Please do not play games with yourself or the community, wear them when you enter a public transport facility If you are in a queue, set the mask to ”

Masks were previously mandatory in shopping malls, on public transport, in places of worship, in hair and beauty rooms, in entertainment venues such as cinemas, and in other indoor spaces such as post offices and banks

Children under the age of 12 and children with certain health disorders are exempt, but should wear masks if possible

Hazzard said he also asked the police to exercise discretion over the next few days, as they were given the power to impose fines of $ 200 from midnight onwards

As of midnight Saturday, residents of the greater Sydney area, including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains, must wear masks in certain indoor areas

In particular, every person who enters or works in the following premises must wear a mask:

This is a mask or other covering that fits securely around the face and is designed or made to be worn over the nose and mouth

Children under the age of 12 are exempt, but masks are recommended where practicable, and children with a physical or mental illness or condition or disability that makes it unsuitable to wear a mask are also eligible except

A person can remove their mask when eating or drinking, communicating with someone who is deaf, in some cases while at work, and when someone is asked to remove a mask for identity reasons

While the mask mandate begins on Saturday at midnight, compliance begins on Monday, April 4th January, with a $ 200 fine on site for anyone for non-compliance

Greater Sydney extends from Hawkesbury to the Northern Beaches regions in the north, to the Blue Mountains in the west and the Wollondilly, Campbelltown and Sutherland regions in the south

Try dragging and zooming the map below to locate your area and see if it is affected by the Queensland border restrictions

If your parish is shown in red on the map below, it means you are part of the Greater Sydney Area

As of midnight Saturday, the following rules also apply to residents of Greater Sydney, including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains:

The southern zone of the northern beaches is also subject to the same restrictions as the Greater Sydney area, while the northern zone of the northern beaches is subject to restrictions until April 9 January remain unchanged

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