Face masks will soon become mandatory in some indoor spaces in the greater Sydney area as a COVID-19 cluster that originated on the city’s northern beaches continues to grow

From midnight Saturday, the residents of the region must put on a mask when shopping, using public transport and visiting places of worship

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian said the move offset the health risk while keeping citizens safe, but allowing companies to keep working

“We want NSW employees to be able to go about their business as much as possible, but we need to reduce risk in certain environments where we know there are challenges”

As of midnight Saturday, residents of the greater Sydney area, including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains, must wear masks in certain indoor areas

While the mask mandate begins on Saturday at midnight, compliance begins on Monday, April 4th January, with a $ 200 fine on site for non-compliance

Greater Sydney extends from Hawkesbury to the Northern Beaches regions in the north, to the Blue Mountains in the west and the Wollondilly, Campbelltown and Sutherland regions in the south

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If your parish is shown in red on the map below, it means you are part of the Greater Sydney Area

As of midnight Saturday, the following rules also apply to residents of Greater Sydney, including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains:

The southern zone of the northern beaches will also be subject to the same restrictions as the Greater Sydney Area, while the northern zone of the northern beaches will continue to be restricted until Nov. January remain unchanged

NSW reported seven new cases of COVID-19 community transmission on Saturday, five of which are from western and southwestern Sydney and are connected to the Berala cluster, which is now seven

A new source of infection is being investigated after on Friday in the 24 hours until 8:32 p.m.000 tests were performed

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Source: https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/explained-everything-you-need-to-know-about-sydneys-mandatory-mask-rules-c-1878001