COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021

Subpart 2—Face coverings

23 Person must comply with face covering rule in specified premises or circumstances

(1)

A person must comply with the face covering rule in the premises or circumstances specified in an active COVID-19 response schedule for the purposes of this clause.

(2)

However, subclause (1) does not apply to the following workers:

(a)

an entertainer performing at those premises or in those circumstances, provided that they are complying with the 2-metre physical distancing rule in relation to all persons other than entertainers they are performing with:

(b)

a person presenting to an audience at those premises or in those circumstances (for example, a person presiding over, or assisting in leading, a faith-based gathering or a person presenting at tertiary education premises), provided that they are complying with the 2-metre physical distancing rule.

(3)

A breach of subclause (1) is a medium risk infringement offence for the purposes of section 26(3) of the Act.

Clause 23(2): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 21 May 2022, by clause 9 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 8) 2022 (SL 2022/143).

Clause 23(3): amended, on 4 December 2021, by clause 8 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/388).