Help Ezekiel Eyes and our Community to stay Covid-Safe. Please help us by:
Wear a face mask:
Masks are required for people aged 12 years and older in the following settings:
- Hospitals and health care settings
- Aged care facilities, residential care facilities including disability service facilities and mental health residential facilities
- Public and passenger transport, including taxis and rideshare vehicles, tour buses and school buses
- Correctional facilities.
Masks are encouraged where physical distancing is not possible.
- the person is within or at their home unless another direction requires them to wear a mask at home; or
- the person is a child under the age of 12 years; or
- the person has a physical, developmental or mental illness, injury, condition or disability which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable; or
- the person is communicating with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication; or
- the nature of a person’s occupation means that wearing a face covering at that time is impractical to perform that occupation or creates a risk to their health and safety; or
- the person needs to temporarily remove their face covering so as to enable another person to appropriately perform their occupation; or
- the nature of a person’s work or the activity that they are engaging in means that clear enunciation or visibility of the mouth is essential; or
- the person is at that time consuming food, drink or medicine; or
- the person is asked to remove the face covering to ascertain identity; or
- not wearing a face covering is required for emergency purposes (other than emergency preparation or emergency preparation activities, unless another exception specified in this paragraph applies); or
- the person is working in the absence of others in an enclosed indoor space (unless and until another person enters that indoor space); or
- the person is a resident in a residential aged care facility or residential disability facility; or
- the person is a patient in a hospital; or
- the person is engaged in an activity involving swimming; or
- the person is running or jogging or otherwise engaged in some form of strenuous or vigorous exercise or physical activity; or
- the person is travelling in a vehicle and either is the sole occupant of that vehicle or is travelling in the vehicle with other persons provided that all the occupants of the vehicle are members of the same household; or
- the person is undergoing medical, dental or beauty related care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires that no face covering be worn; or
- the person is directed by a judicial officer or tribunal member in proceedings in a court or tribunal to remove their face covering to ensure the proper conduct of those proceedings; or
- the person is a prisoner or detainee in a prison, detention centre or other place of custody; or
Note: Nothing in these directions affects any other power a person may have to require a prisoner or detainee to wear a face covering.
- not wearing a face covering is otherwise required or authorised by law; or
- wearing a face covering is not safe in all the circumstances
A person is only excepted from the requirement to wear a face covering for the reasons in exception number 3 above if the person produces a medical certificate from a medical practitioner currently registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency that certifies they have an illness, injury, condition, or disability that makes wearing a face covering unsuitable.
They must be able to present their exception to an authorised officer upon request, or to a responsible person or by the staff of a premises that the person is at and must not act in a manner that is threatening, intimidating or offensive towards that person.
Where a person is relying on an exception under numbers 4 to 21 above, that person must resume wearing the face covering as soon as reasonably practicable after the person no longer falls within the relevant exception.
Do I still need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to enter venues and businesses?
There are no requirements to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to enter venues and businesses.
Proof of vaccination is required to enter hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
Practise physical distancing
keep at least 1.5 metres or two arms lengths from each other).
Practise good personal hygiene
Wash hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your elbow).
Stay home if unwell
If you are unwell or if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 get tested. Are you a close contact?
Tap here to view the COVID-19_testing_and_isolation_guide: