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Government website mocked for claiming airline passengers must wear masks when flying over NSW

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Covid Safe website mocked for claiming all passengers on a plane must wear masks when flying over NSW in bizarre statement

  • Eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted a very unusual rule for airline passengers over 12″
  • NSW Covid Safe website states face masks must be worn when flying over NSW
  • The excessive ‘security’ mandate was mocked by countless people on social media










A very outrageous rule for airline passengers during the global pandemic has been widely reported on social media because it was “impossible” to follow.

According to the NSW Covid Safe website, persons over the age of 12 in the air are required to wear face masks when flying over NSW for their own safety.

Prolific Twitter user @mattiecamp stumbled upon the bizarre statement on the NSW government website, which he tweeted was his “absolutely favorite Covid rule of all time.”

Among the other rules outlined was the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport, at airports and enclosed indoor spaces such as libraries and supermarkets.

It wasn’t long before a string of Twitter users were stunned by the left field mandate for airborne passengers.

How the bizarre passenger request appears (circled in red) on the NSW Covid Safe website

The outrageous rule outlined on the NSW Covid Safe page was widely panned on Twitter

The outrageous rule outlined on the NSW Covid Safe page was widely panned on Twitter

One labeled the prevailing “transcendental nonsense,” while the other said, “Dear world, we’ve reached the peak of madness here in Oz…well, ‘above NSW’ anyway.”

A third questioned whether the rules were ever actually enforced, given the nature of the request.

Another revealed that the obscure passenger request in the air was actually mild compared to other aviation frustrations resulting from the pandemic.

A pilot from Victoria stated that as the border with NSW was closed they could not fly directly from Echuca to Mildura as they would be flying over NSW at some point in the flight.

Incredibly, the face mask rule for passengers flying over NSW still remains stated on the Covid Safe webpage.

Haircuts were also in high demand on the first day of lockdown.  Pictured: A woman gets her hair cut at a salon near Sydney Harbor Bridge on October 11, 2021

Haircuts were also in high demand on the first day of lockdown. Pictured: A woman gets her hair cut at a salon near Sydney Harbor Bridge on October 11, 2021

Gym junkies were able to hit the weight rack again after nearly four months locked in their homes (pictured, Sydney's City Gym on Monday)

Gym junkies were able to hit the weight rack again after nearly four months locked in their homes (pictured, Sydney’s City Gym on Monday)

Thousands of trapped revelers braved the rain and cold conditions in Sydney on Monday as they partied for the first time in 106 days (photo, pub-goers at The Marlborough in Sydney's Newtown)

Thousands of trapped revelers braved the rain and cold conditions in Sydney on Monday as they partied for the first time in 106 days (photo, pub-goers at The Marlborough in Sydney’s Newtown)

After 106 days in lockdown, NSW finally returned to a sense of normalcy on October 11.

The move — which was carried out after the state met its 70 percent fully vaccinated target — led to the reopening of pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, gyms and personal services such as hairdressers on Monday.

Other venues, such as Star City Casino in Pyrmont, opened their doors to eager customers just after midnight on Sunday.

NSW also registered 360 new cases and five deaths on Tuesday – the lowest number of infections in two months.

Interstate travel will resume once the state reaches an 80 percent double jab rate.

WHAT CAN I DO NOW THE LOCKDOWN IS OVER?

TRIP:

If you’ve had both vaccinations, you can now travel past the 5km bubble.

Sydneysiders can now move anywhere in the Harbor City, as far as the Blue Mountains, Central Coast or Shellharbour.

Those who live in regional areas are free to travel throughout the state.

But intrastate travel between Sydney and regional areas is still a no-go.

DRINKING AND GOING OUT:

Residents with a double dose can now return to the pub with the rule of one person per square meter.

Dancing and getting up indoors is still prohibited, and nightclubs keep their doors closed

FRIENDS AND FAMILY SEE:

You can also have up to 10 friends in their house or get together with 30 outside.

DINING ROOM:

You are now free to get a table in your favorite cafe or restaurant, where the rule of one person per m² also applies.

Again, only the fully vaccinated are allowed

GYMING:

Gyms are now open to fully vaccinated with up to 20 people allowed to train indoors or in a class.

STORES:

You can again browse your favorite stores with stores that are allowed to operate under the one person per square meter rule.

ENTERTAINMENT:

Catch a movie in the cinema where all indoor entertainment facilities are allowed to trade at 75 percent capacity.

This means that theaters are also open, as are museums.

BEAUTY AND HAIR:

Personal services such as haircuts are also allowed with five people in the salon.

Nail salons, hairdressers and massage parlors will also be open.

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