Children over 2 years of age should wear a face mask when outside of the home. But, they should also still keep about 2 metres away from other people. That is about the length of a bed.
But, a child should not wear a mask if:
- They cannot breathe properly through the mask.
- It makes them fiddle with the mask and touch their face more often
- They cannot take off the mask on their own because of a disability
- They are under 2 years of age