No Mask? You Could Be Fined.

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Masks have been mandatory in indoor public spaces since July. The government has announced that people who do not obey this rule can now be fined by police.

Fines from $400 to $6,000

The police can now ticket people who do not wear a mask or who do not wear a mask properly (covering both mouth and nose). Visors are not considered masks.

If you are caught without a mask or wearing a mask improperly, you can receive a fine ranging from $400 to $6,000.

Until now, businesses were responsible for enforcing mask use by people in their establishments. 

What is a public indoor space?

Masks are only mandatory in indoor or partially covered public spaces. This means you must wear a properly fitted mask (covering mouth and nose) to access:

  • Shops and shopping centers (grocery stores, depanneurs, bakeries, malls) 
  • Restaurants and bars 
  • Pharmacies
  • Offices of professionals (doctors, lawyers)
  • Municipal and government service points
  • Personal care services (hairdressers, estheticians) 
  • Places of worship
  • Entertainment venues (cinemas, concert halls, museums) 
  • Event venues like conference centers
  • Sporting and recreation venues
  • Common areas of tourist accommodations, including the elevator
  • Schools starting from 5th grade
  • Train and bus stations, docks, metro stations, airports