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, provided that they are complying with the 2-metre physical distancing rule:

(a)

an entertainer performing at those premises or in those circumstances:

(b)

a person presenting to an audience at those premises or in those circumstances, for example,—

(i)

a person presiding over, or assisting in leading, a faith-based gathering:

(ii)

a person presenting at tertiary education premises.

(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 23 December 2021, by clause 7 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).

Clause 23(2)(a): amended, at 11.59 pm on 4 April 2022, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework and Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2022 (SL 2022/89).

Clause 23(2)(b): amended, at 11.59 pm on 4 April 2022, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework and Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2022 (SL 2022/89).

Clause 23(2)(b)(ii): amended, at 11.59 pm on 12 March 2022, by clause 7 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 4) 2022 (SL 2022/62).

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).