Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Use of masks by the public in the community

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Use of masks by the public in the community

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Publication date: 
28 May 2020
Last updated: 
11 June 2020
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

While the rate of community transmission is low, the routine use of face masks in the community is not recommended. This publication outlines the reasons for this recommendation. It also includes instructions on how to put on a disposable mask if you choose to wear one.