Safely wear a face covering

PROCESS: How to safely wear a face covering and remain COVID safe
LOCATION: Midfield Sites
PERSON/S RESPONSIBLE: Operators, Supervisors and Managers

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This policy shall apply to all employees, contractors and visitors entering Midfield Sites.

To protect ourselves and our friends and family from coronavirus, everyone needs to know how to safely wear a face covering.

You can wear a single use mask – like a surgical mask – or a reusable cloth one, as long as the mask doesn’t have any vents or holes.


  • Before you put on your covering – wash or sanitise your hands.
  • Make sure your covering is not damaged or dirty.
  • Take your clean, unused mask by the ear loops or strings.
  • Put them over your ears, or tie them behind your head, and make sure your mask is completely covering your nose, mouth and chin.
  • Make sure there are no gaps.

The front of your face covering is protecting you from coronavirus.

  • Be careful not to touch the front of the covering, and if you accidentally do, you need to wash or sanitise your hands.

Every time you touch it, every time you adjust it, every time you pull it down You might be spreading the virus onto your fingers, neck and maybe even your face.

That’s why it’s so important not to touch it. When you’re wearing a face covering, don’t pull it down around your chin or neck.

  • When you’re ready to remove your mask, wash or sanitise your hands.
  • Unloop the ties. Or if your mask has strings – undo the bottom strings first.
  • Pull the mask away from your face.

And remember – don’t touch the front of the mask.

  • If it’s a single use mask, you should throw it in the rubbish bin.
  • If it’s a reusable mask, put it straight into the laundry – or a sealed bag. And once you’re done removing your mask wash your hands again.


  • Keeping 1.5 metres apart from others
  • Washing our hands regularly
  • Sneezing or coughing into our elbow
  • If you have symptoms, please get tested and then stay home.
How To Properly Wear A Face Mask