Mandatory Mask By-law: Information for the Public

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Thank you for all of your efforts in helping us combat COVID-19. Here's what you need to know about the City's Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-law.

  • You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are in indoor public places.
  • The face covering should cover your mouth, nose and chin, without gapping
  • Although the use of face coverings alone will not protect you or eliminate COVID-19 from our community, it is an important factor in helping us combat this virus. Please remember to practice all of the Core Four Actions to overcome COVID-10.
  • Some exemptions are allowed:

The by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders and individuals consuming food or drink at a permitted establishment.

Which businesses must follow the by-law?

Spaces where non-medical masks or face coverings are required include:

  • retail stores where goods and services are sold to customers
  • businesses that primarily sell food including restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries and convenience stores
  • churches, mosques and other places of worship, except during a religious rite or ceremony conducted that is incompatible with the face being covered
  • indoor community and recreational facilities
  • shopping malls or similar structure which contains multiple places of business
  • businesses providing personal care services
  • common areas of hotels and motels and other short term accommodations
  • libraries, museums, galleries and other similar facilities
  • banquet halls, conventions centres, arenas, stadiums and other event spaces
  • concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos and other entertainment establishments
  • premises utilized as an open house, presentation centre, or other facility for real estate purposes
  • Personal Transportation Company Vehicles operating within the City of Brampton such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft
  • buildings operated by the Municipality
  • other businesses, organizations and places that are or may be permitted to operate in accordance with the Emergency Orders

Which businesses are exempt from the by-law?

  • day cares, schools, post-secondary institutions and other facilities used solely for educational purposes;
  • hospitals and portions of buildings used by regulated health professionals;
  • buildings owned or services operated by the Province of Ontario or the Federal Government of Canada;
  • portions of community centres, arenas or other buildings that are being used for the purpose of providing day camps for children or for the training of amateur or professional athletes;
  • portions of community centres, arenas or other buildings operated by the Municipality that are being used for the purpose of providing community services or programs for which registration is required; and
  • school transportation vehicles
  • Some exemptions are allowed:

Learn how to wear a non-medical face mask

Thank you for all of your efforts in helping us combat COVID-19. Here's what you need to know about the City's Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-law.

  • You must wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are in indoor public places.
  • The face covering should cover your mouth, nose and chin, without gapping
  • Although the use of face coverings alone will not protect you or eliminate COVID-19 from our community, it is an important factor in helping us combat this virus. Please remember to practice all of the Core Four Actions to overcome COVID-10.
  • Some exemptions are allowed:

The by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders and individuals consuming food or drink at a permitted establishment.

Which businesses must follow the by-law?

Spaces where non-medical masks or face coverings are required include:

  • retail stores where goods and services are sold to customers
  • businesses that primarily sell food including restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries and convenience stores
  • churches, mosques and other places of worship, except during a religious rite or ceremony conducted that is incompatible with the face being covered
  • indoor community and recreational facilities
  • shopping malls or similar structure which contains multiple places of business
  • businesses providing personal care services
  • common areas of hotels and motels and other short term accommodations
  • libraries, museums, galleries and other similar facilities
  • banquet halls, conventions centres, arenas, stadiums and other event spaces
  • concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos and other entertainment establishments
  • premises utilized as an open house, presentation centre, or other facility for real estate purposes
  • Personal Transportation Company Vehicles operating within the City of Brampton such as Taxis, Uber, and Lyft
  • buildings operated by the Municipality
  • other businesses, organizations and places that are or may be permitted to operate in accordance with the Emergency Orders

Which businesses are exempt from the by-law?

  • day cares, schools, post-secondary institutions and other facilities used solely for educational purposes;
  • hospitals and portions of buildings used by regulated health professionals;
  • buildings owned or services operated by the Province of Ontario or the Federal Government of Canada;
  • portions of community centres, arenas or other buildings that are being used for the purpose of providing day camps for children or for the training of amateur or professional athletes;
  • portions of community centres, arenas or other buildings operated by the Municipality that are being used for the purpose of providing community services or programs for which registration is required; and
  • school transportation vehicles
  • Some exemptions are allowed:

Learn how to wear a non-medical face mask