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Where to buy face masks for kids online in New Zealand
Check out our list of online retailers that sell both cloth and surgical face masks for kids.
When there are face mask mandates in New Zealand, the rules apply to everyone ages 12 and over unless they have an exemption. While kids under 12 are exempt from wearing a face mask, it can pay to still have some on hand. It’s a good idea to teach your child about why wearing a mask is important during an outbreak of a disease or virus, and they may enjoy choosing their own fun patterned or coloured mask to wear when out and about.
Check the list below for where you can buy face masks for kids online. Plus, you can also check our general round-up of where to buy face masks online for masks suitable for the whole family.
Where to buy face masks for kids online
This New Zealand-based online marketplace for household and personal goods has kid’s face masks available with delivery in just a few days.
- Own it now, pay later with Zip
- Delivery in 1-2 days for Auckland customers
- Free shipping for TheMarket Club members
Which retailers offer free shipping for children’s masks?
- TheMarket: Free for The Market Club members when you spend $45 or more
- Cotton On: Free delivery on orders over $60
- HealthPost: Free shipping on orders over $50
- PatPat: Free standard delivery on orders over $53.13
- Onceit: Free delivery on some products
- eBay: Free shipping on some products
- AliExpress: Free shipping available on select products
Does my child need to wear a face mask?
When deciding whether or not to wear a face mask, you should always follow government advice. Current mask mandates that began in August 2021 require children 12 years and over to wear a mask in public settings along with adults.
Children under 12 are not required by law to wear a face mask, so it is up to the parents to decide if a mask is suitable or not. When making this decision, you should consider their age, behaviour and any health issues or learning disabilities that they have. Some kids don’t deal well with face masks.
“A child cannot be expected to tolerate the inconvenience and discomfort of correctly wearing a mask,” Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Professor Lidia Morawska points out. Assess your child’s behaviour and plans before deciding whether to purchase them a mask.
Does my child near to wear a mask at school?
Kids under 12 are normally exempt from wearing a mask, however, they must be worn by tamariki in years 4 and above if the region is at the red tier of the traffic light system.
What kind of mask should I buy for my child?
There are a range of mask types available for kids, just like for adults, including cloth, disposable and KN95. The important thing is to make sure you are purchasing kids sizing so that the mask fits well over their face. Many retailers are selling masks with cute patterns or themes, so your child may like to pick out their own according to their favourite character or animal.
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