Wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 as it stops the spread of droplets from a person's mouth when speaking, talking, laughing, coughing, sneezing, etc. B.C. has finally made masks mandatory in all indoor public settings and workplaces.
persons who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own
masks for children under the age of 2 is NOT RECOMMENDED
Masks are required in all indoor public settings
Malls, shopping centres
On public transportation
Restaurants and bars when not seated at a table
Common areas in hotels, apartments, and condominiums (elevators, hallways, parking lots, stairway, etc.)
Community centres and recreation centres
Masks are required at workplaces
Masks are mandatory in common/shared work areas and areas where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This includes:
Please wear a mask to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you do not wear a mask (and is not exempted from wearing a mask according to provincial requirements), businesses can refuse your entry and refuse to provide you services.
Wearing a mask alone is not enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please utilize other protective measures as well - such as frequent hand washing and physical distancing.