You do not have to wear a face mask in the following situations:
If you are under 8 years of age
Where you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask
When wearing a face mask prevents you from communicating clearly
There is no certificate, documentation or permit required to demonstrate whether you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a face mask. It is the responsibility of the individual or the parent/guardian to determine whether they have a lawful reason for not wearing a face mask. Department of Health Authorised Officers or the police can request evidence that there is a lawful reason for not wearing a facemask.
Wearing face masks while sleeping can be impracticable and therefore is at the option of the individual. The vaccination and COVID testing requirements for sharing accommodation consider the increased risk.
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