Wearing A Kids Mask At Traffic Light Orange For Your Child’s Safety

Since April, the whole of New Zealand has been at Traffic Light Orange, so you might be wondering if your child still needs a mask at school and other places and if mask wearing is still beneficial now that Covid-19 cases are declining.

Read on for some answers to these questions and learn about the importance of a kids mask as a valuable tool to ensure your child’s health and safety.

When Must Children Wear A Kids Mask?

The general guideline is that you and your children (particularly those over the age of 12) should routinely wear a mask whenever you leave the house.

However, there are certain situations where wearing a mask is a must, including:

  • On public transport
  • On Ministry of Education funded school transport and public transport
  • In taxis or ride-sharing vehicles
  • In airports and on domestic flights
  • At indoor public venues such as restaurants, museums and libraries
  • At indoor retail outlets such as supermarkets, malls, pharmacies and grocery stores
  • At healthcare facilities, clinics and animal clinics

Wearing A Kids Mask In Education Settings

The Ministry of Education has strongly recommended that all children in Year 4 and above should wear a kids mask in all indoor settings for the first four weeks of term 3. And this recommendation is good advice to reduce your child’s risk of being infected by the Covid-19 virus, cold and flu virus and other infections.

Why Is It A Good Idea For Your Child To Continue Wearing A Kids Mask

There are many good reasons to continue the face mask wearing practices to which we have all become so accustomed, including the following:

  • Masks are a simple and effective way of protecting your child from Covid-19 and other infections, even when others are not wearing them.
  • This is especially important for children under the age of 5 who are too young to be vaccinated.
  • A kids mask effectively reduces the spread of infections to others around your child, at school and at home.
  • Mask wearing helps to protect kids with weakened immune systems.
  • A mask is vital for children with special health care needs who may be more vulnerable to infections.

To find the best quality kids mask to protect your child from infections, contact MEO today. Our masks and filters are designed using inspiration from nature to protect your child while still allowing for clean and fresh air to be breathed.