Please be advised that it is now required that customers wear face covering when on board a BC Transit vehicle and at covered transit stops, as per recent Public Health Orders. To ensure everyone’s safety and compliance with the new order, it is requested that riders wear a face covering for your entire transit journey. Aligning with the Province of BC criteria, face shields will no longer be considered acceptable as a face covering as it has an opening below the mouth. For a list of face coverings that customers can use please visit bccdc.ca.
It is important to remember there are reasons a person may not be able to wear a face covering.
BC Transit's exemption list is being adjusted to align with the order from the Province of BC. Exemptions include:
- People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear one
- People who cannot remove a mask on their own
- Children under the age of 12
Transit Operators working alone behind a full driver door or vinyl panel are also exempt from wearing a face mask as indicated by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. Staff onboard BC Transit vehicles and not behind a full driver door or vinyl panel will be required to wear a face covering unless they meet the exemption criteria.
For more information visit bctransit.com/COVID19.