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June 29, 2021 - Media Release

Masks recommended on public transit in Metro Vancouver

In compliance with public health guidelines, masks will be recommended on transit starting July 1

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Starting July 1, masks will move from being mandatory to recommended on Metro Vancouver’s public transit system. This change is due to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, which removes the requirement for masks in indoor settings across the province.

Customers are encouraged to continue wearing masks on transit as a precautionary measure to protect themselves, fellow customers, and our employees.

TransLink will continue to follow the guidance of experts and senior levels of government. We are working closely with our provincial health officials, Transport Canada, and WorkSafeBC to ensure we are meeting all safety and regulatory requirements.

Transit has been a safe and reliable way to get around our region throughout the pandemic. We will continue to follow our safe operating guidelines, which includes increased cleaning, improved sanitization measures and thorough ventilation on our vehicles.

As our economy gradually reopens, TransLink is ready to support BC’s Restart Plan and welcome customers back to our world-class transit system.

Customers may notice a delay in our signage as we update decals recommending masks across our transit system starting July 1.

More information:
TransLink Safe Operating Action Plan
BC Restart Plan
Vaccine Registration

Media contact:
TransLink Media Relations