12:00pm, 3rd January, 2021
Further information regarding the wearing of face masks
Further to Circular 21-001, the Public Health Order giving effect to the requirement for hospitality staff and patrons accessing gaming services to wear face masks has been made.
Exemptions for patrons and staff
The requirement to wear a face mask does not apply to individuals with a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a face mask unsuitable (including, for example, a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma).
Circumstances where a face mask can be removed
In addition to the exemption outlined above, the Order provides for a range of circumstances where a face mask can be removed. Those circumstances are as follows:
(a) the person is eating or drinking,
(b) the person is communicating with another person who is deaf or hard of hearing,
(c) the person is at work and the nature of the person’s work —
(i) makes the wearing of a fitted face covering a risk to the person’s, or another
person’s, health and safety, or
(ii) means clear enunciation or visibility of the person’s mouth is essential,
(d) the person is asked to remove the fitted face covering to ascertain the person’s identity,
(e) because of an emergency,
(f) the removal of the fitted face covering is necessary for the proper provision of the goods or service.
The Order requires that the person resume wearing a face mask as soon as practicable after the circumstance ends.
New COVID-19 Safety Plan
Clubs are encouraged to ensure they are using the most up-to-date COVID Safety Plan. A new Safety Plan has been issued by the NSW Government, effective 3 January 2021, and is available here.
For more information, read circular 21-002.
For more information or any questions, please contact the ClubsNSW Members Enquiries Centre.