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Type:
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier:
C2021-06
Status:
Active

C2021-06 Identity and Full-face Coverings for NSW Public Sector Agencies

Description

This policy explains circumstances in which a person may be requested to remove a face covering to establish identity and sensitives that may apply.

Function and Subject

Community Relations (1)
Community Engagement

Detailed Outline

The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) and other NSW laws confer powers on police officers, juvenile justice officers, court security staff and authorised correctional officers to request the removal of face coverings in certain circumstances.

A Policy on Identity and Full Face Coverings (attached) was developed by Multicultural NSW in consultation with community and religious leaders, and relevant public sector agencies. The policy explains circumstances in which a person may be requested to remove a face covering to establish identity and sensitivities that may apply.

The policy has been endorsed by the NSW Government and it applies to all agencies.

Timothy Reardon
Secretary

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Departments
Executive agencies related to Departments
Separate agencies
State Owned Corporations
Councils under the Local Government Act
Statutory Authorities/Bodies
Subsidiaries of the NSW Government established under the Corporations Act

AR Details

Date Issued
Mar 16, 2021
Review Date
Mar 31, 2026
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
contact_us@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Phone
02 9228 5555
Publishing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Issuing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet