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August 24, 2021 - Media Release

Masks mandatory on public transit

Transit users will be required to wear masks under the latest public health mandate

Mandatory Mask sign


NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – As a result of the latest mandate from the Provincial Government reinstating mask-use in all indoor public places, customers must wear masks while using public transit beginning Wednesday, August 25. This includes while boarding or waiting for transit at any indoor or sheltered stations and stops. 


Exemptions for this provincial mandate include:

  • Anyone with an underlying medical condition or disability which inhibits the ability to wear a mask or face covering;

  • Persons unable to place or remove a mask or face covering without assistance;

  • Children under 12 years of age;

  •  Employees working behind a physical barrier or within areas designated for employees and not for public access;

  • Police, employees, or first responders in an emergency.

While the mandate is in effect beginning tomorrow, it will take some time for signage around the system to be updated. We thank our customers for their patience as we navigate this change.


More information:

B.C. Government mask mandate

Media contact:
TransLink Media Relations


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