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Concerns have been raised about masks not needing to be worn at schools.
Now in Orange, masks are still compulsory at retail stores, public transport and planes or when visiting a public or healthcare facility.
But they're dropped for hospitality patrons and in schools.
Developmental paediatrician Jin Russell told Kate Hawkesby while it's not mandatory - it's still strongly recommended.
She says the pandemic's not over - there are still thousands of Omicron cases circulating in the community and some of those will pop up at schools.