Media Release
End of mask mandates will be a gamechanger for our CBDs
24 February, 2022

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Matt Levinson

The Committee for Sydney welcomes today’s landmark winding back of the mask mandate as a gamechanger for our city centres.   

Ehssan Veiszadeh, Deputy CEO of the Committee for Sydney:

“We think the easing of mask mandates will be a gamechanger for the CBD.

Mask requirements at work have been the number one factor keeping workers from going into the office.

This is what we’ve heard from our members, who are some of Sydney’s biggest employers.

We all know how inconvenient it can be to wear a mask when you’re sitting at your desk at work.

That’s why many have chosen Zoom meetings over coming in, just so they can get on with their work with their masks off.

With Friday’s easing of the mask mandate, we think people will start to increase their days in the office and get back to our CBDs.

That’s what our CBDs desperately need and we strongly welcome it.”