23 December 2021
Mandatory masks reintroduced
From 11:59pm Thursday 23 December 2021 masks will return indoors (except in the home) for people aged eight and over. This means masks will be required when moving around major events with more than 30,000 people, however not when patrons are seated outdoors.
Therefore, all staff and patients must continue to wear a face mask in the dental practice to minimise the risk of exposure. A face mask is not required to be worn when the patient is undergoing dental care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires no face mask be worn.