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Do I have to wear a mask in BC Courthouses?

Updated
13, 07-2021

Effective July 1, 2021, face masks or face coverings are optional for those attending courthouses in British Columbia. However, individuals entering or present in a courtroom will be required to wear a mask or face covering, unless exempted from doing so by the presiding judge, master or registrar. The presiding judge, master, or registrar may also direct other health and safety measures depending on the circumstances of a particular court proceeding. See Notice No. 27 for more information.

Please do not visit any courthouse if you exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms as described on the BC CDC website.