Masks mandatory in shops again

MASKS are again mandatory on public transport, in all public indoor venues including retail, theatres, aged care facilities and for front-of-house hospitality staff, as Sydney’s Covid-19 cluster grows to 21.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says if you live or are in Sydney, you must wear a mask until at least midnight next Wednesday.
“It’s really, really important for all of us to be on high alert,” she said.
“We want more testing, the higher the rate of testing the more confidence we will have that we have captured all the cases that are currently circulating in the community.
“It is only when you are eating or drinking indoors at a venue that you can’t or shouldn’t wear a mask.”
A man in his 60s who works as a driver, which includes transporting international flight crew, was the first person diagnosed last week.
Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to get tested without delay and isolate until a negative result is received.
NSW Health is also reminding people to avoid non-essential visits to aged care and disability facilities, but if visiting, wear a mask and limit visits to two people a day.
It is also urging the community to come forward for testing in greater numbers as high testing numbers are vital in detecting cases of Covid-19 in order to prevent further transmission.