NSW Health recommends people should wear a face mask where it is hard to maintain physical distancing.
However, masks should not be worn by children under the age of 12 if they do not have any symptoms or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Western NSW Local Health District spokesperson said wearing a mask helps to reduce community transmission.
"Orange does not have any community transmission but it is recommended that people wear a mask in public where physical distancing is not possible," they said.
"This includes travelling on public transport, in supermarkets and shops, in places of worship, in indoor venues with a higher risk of transmission, and if working in cafes, restaurants pubs and clubs and other venues with a higher risk of transmission.
"Wearing a mask in any of these settings is not mandatory but is highly recommended, especially in areas where there has been community transmission."
Orange does not have any community transmission but it is recommended that people wear a mask in public where physical distancing is not possible.Western NSW Local Health District spokesperson
The spokesperson also said all facilities across the WNSWLHD require staff, patients and visitors to wear face masks to enter hospitals and multi-purpose services.
"One way COVID-19 is spread is when an infected person coughs or sneezes near another person," they said.
"A mask helps to contain droplets when a person coughs or sneezes and reduces the likelihood of COVID-19 spreading."
The Central Western Daily conducted a poll online, with 46 per cent of the votes saying yes to wearing a face mask.
Donna Stedman commented on the poll and said she is in favour of wearing masks because it's for the greater good for the community.
"My son is one of those you are helping by wearing a mask," she said.
"He was diagnosed with cancer in February and is currently on his third lot of chemotherapy."
Simmo Robertson said she has been wearing the masks 50 per cent of the time.
"Sometimes I have been, other times I have not, I absolutely have no issue in wearing one once it is mandatory or asked upon," she said.
Kaite Matilda said as an older women she tries to protect herself and the community by wearing a mask.
"I also use sanitiser and if a shop doesn't provide it I leave immediately as it means they are not taking it seriously, even though I have my one in my bag," she said.
However, the poll indicates 54 per cent of votes said no to wearing the mask.
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