The following COVID Smart changes have been announced for New South Wales schools.

From Monday, 28 February:

  • Masks will no longer be required for all high school students and staff

From Monday, 7 March:

  • Masks will no longer be required for primary school and early education staff

Staff in ‘Schools for Specific Purposes’ will continue to be required to wear masks based on health advice.

The following adjustments to current NSW rules will take place from Friday, February 25:

  • Masks will only be mandated on public transport, planes, and indoors at airports, hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, corrections facilities, and indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.

  • Masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others and for customer-facing retail staff to protect vulnerable people who must access these premises and services.

  • Each State Government agency will review where it may be appropriate for public-facing staff to wear masks and will implement as necessary.


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