Anyone over the age of five must wear a mask or cloth face covering in a public place, including an educational institution, if you are unable to, or do not maintain a distance of six feet from every other person.
You do not have to wear a mask if:
- you are unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a medical condition or you are otherwise exempted by guidance
provided by the Medical Officer of Health
- you are sitting or eating, without talking
- at your place of employment
- at a desk, or at a table, at your educational institution
- as a customer sitting at a table or counter inside of a bar or restaurant
Businesses have the authority to require any person who visits their establishment to wear a mask and to refuse entry to any person who refuses to do so.
You are legally required to wear a mask or face covering in:
- health care facilities
- residential home care facilities
- prisons or places of detention
- taxis or omnibuses
- any other place specified by the Medical Officer of Health
When using a taxi, omnibus or school bus, the driver and all passengers must wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times.