Wearing face masks in the community

Wearing a face mask is recommended in areas where community transmission of COVID-19 is high and physical distancing is not possible.

This fact sheet has been translated into Easy English and 10 other community languages.

FAQs on community use of face masks

The Commission has developed the frequently asked questions below on community use of face masks in the COVID-19 environment. 

The information is a guide for consumers on the use of face masks to protect against the transmission of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources

The Commission has developed a wide range of resources which provide advice on how to reduce the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure and infection. These resources are freely available for Australian health service organisations, healthcare professionals and consumers.

The Commission supports all healthcare professionals in continuing to provide safe, high-quality care during the pandemic, with advice on infection prevention and control, risk assessment and management, managing medications and caring for people with cognitive impairment.