The use of masks indoors across the Territory is now mandatory, after an initial 48 hours transition period came to an end at 12am on Wednesday.

Face coverings now need to be worn in indoor settings where you’re in close proximity to people you wouldn’t usually spend time with.

This includes settings such as supermarkets, shopping centres, gyms, beauty salons, hospitality venues and on public transport.

Police are now stepping up their monitoring of public health directions across the Nation’s Capital, including the use of masks.

Acting Deputy Chief Police Officer, Hall O’Meagher said anyone caught not following the rules could face harsh penalties.

“Anyone who’s found to be in breach of the public health directions, they do run the risk of being given an infringement notice of $1,000 and if the matter runs to court it could be up to an $8,000 fine.”

For a full list of the business and community settings where masks must be worn, visit the COVID-19 website.

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