New rules regarding face masks at Mackay Women's Centre

New rules regarding face masks at Mackay Women's Centre

As of 5pm on Monday March 29, 2021, mask-wearing became mandatory in Queensland.

This means that visitors to our centre are required to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask we are able to provide you with one.

All Queenslanders, with the exception of children under 12 years old and anyone with certain medical conditions, are required to carry a face mask with them at all times when leaving home.

You must wear a mask in indoor spaces (unless you’re in your own workplace and can physically distance) and it is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in busy outdoor spaces as well.

You do not have to wear a mask if you are doing vigorous exercise.

The Queensland Government has clarified the mask-wearing rule and how it relates to one-on-one counselling sessions:

“You must wear a mask when you are indoors, unless it is in your own home or a workplace where physical distancing can be maintained. A counsellor would not need to wear a face mask if physical distancing can be maintained, but a client would still need to wear one. If in doubt, wear a mask.”

As these rules are likely to change it is important that, before visiting MWC, you check the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Advice for the most up-to-date information on mask-wearing and the current COVID-19 restrictions in Queensland.