COVID-19: How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering

Do's

Don'ts

Remember, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19. You must also wash your hands often, practise physical distancing and stay home if you are sick.

Do your part. Wear a non-medical mask or face covering to protect others when you can't maintain a 2 metre distance.

Non-medical masks are not recommended for:

  • people who suffer from an illness or disabilities that make it difficult to put on or take off a mask
  • those who have difficulty breathing
  • children under the age of 2 years

Don't judge others for not wearing a mask.

Kindness is important as some people may not be able to wear a mask or face covering.

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