COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021

  • Editorial changes made in clauses 21(1)(c)(iii), 29(1), and 39(8A) on 17 November 2021, and clause 24(f) on 25 November 2021 under sections 87(l)(i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2019.
14 Exemptions from face covering requirements

Clauses 12(1) and 13(1) do not apply to a person if—


there is an emergency; or


wearing a face covering is not safe in all of the circumstances; or


the person is in a defined space or an enclosed space that is separate from the passenger area; or


the person is communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication; or


the person is asked to remove the face covering to ascertain identity; or


removal of, or not wearing, the face covering is otherwise required or authorised by law; or


the person is under the age of 12 years; or


the person has a physical or mental illness or condition or disability that makes wearing a face covering unsuitable; or


the person needs to remove the face covering to take medicine; or


the person needs to remove the face covering to eat or drink (if eating or drinking is permitted by the conditions of carriage on the relevant service).

Compare: LI 2021/237 cl 14