Face masks mandatory at NSW airports

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Face masks are now mandatory at all airports across the state, with anyone not wearing a face covering to be issued a $200 on the spot fine.

The rule was introduced on Tuesday 12 January, stating face masks must be worn indoors at all times and on domestic commercial flights into or out of NSW, including when the flight is landing at or taking off from the airport.

Masks must also be worn when flying in NSW airspace.

Children 12 years and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable, provided they are over two-years-old.

Airport goers are encouraged to follow the advice of staff whilst in the terminal building and listen to aircraft crew once onboard their flight.

Port Stephens police will conduct high-visibility operations at Newcastle Airport to ensure travelers are adhering to the rules to keep the community safe.