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Do I have to wear a mask in BC Court because of COVID?

Reviewed by
Nov 4, 2021

Face masks are required in all indoor public spaces in BC. Individuals entering or present in a courthouse will be required to wear a face mask, unless exempted from doing so by the presiding Judicial Officer. The presiding Judicial Officer may also direct other health and safety measures depending on the circumstances of a particular court proceeding. Any concerns on the part of counsel, parties or witnesses regarding the use of face masks in the courtroom should be raised with the Court at the earliest opportunity for consideration by the presiding Judicial Officer.

Please do not visit any courthouse if you exhibit any of the COVID symptoms as described on the BC CDC website.