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Tasmania mask rules: Where do I need to wear a mask? (November 2022)


Here's what you need to know about Tasmania's rules and regulations on mask-wearing and the usage of rapid antigen tests (RATs).

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As Omicron subvariants begin to take hold throughout Australia, its important to be aware of rules and recommendations regarding protective face masks and RAT kits.

Here's what you need to know about the rules that exist on face masks and RATs in Tasmania. If you need to buy these items, check out our guides to purchasing N95 masks and RAT kits in the state.

Tasmania mask rules

Wearing a mask in Tasmania is recommended in the following settings:

  • Indoor settings, especially where physical distancing is not possible. This is highly recommended if you have COVID-19 and are infectious.
  • If you are at higher risk of respiratory illness like COVID-19 and flu, or are in contact with others who are.

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Different types of masks

Surgical masks and cloth masks, once considered indispensable pandemic tools, are no longer favoured by experts. Surgical masks are single-use and are often bought in bulk quantities while cloth masks can be washed, reused and can even be made DIY.

There is a consensus among exerts that N95, KN95 and P2 masks are far better options to protect yourself and your community from the extremely transmissible Omicron variant. All 3 mask styles are similar, forming a tight seal and filtering out 94–95% of particles.

RAT rules in Tasmania

If you return a positive result on a RAT, you should register your result on this form or by calling the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

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How to use a RAT kit

Unsure as to how rapid antigen tests work or need a reminder? NSW Health has produced this helpful generic video. Remember that instructions will vary from brand to brand.

Check out our guides to oral vs nasal RAT kits and the mask rules throughout Australia.

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