Update: Face Masks Required in British Columbia Courthouses

  • August 24, 2021

From the Provincial Court of BC 

Effective August 25, 2021, further to an order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), people attending courthouses in British Columbia are required to wear a face mask, including in entrances, lobbies, waiting areas, registries, hallways, stairways, restrooms and elevators. 

A face mask must be worn in a manner that covers your nose and mouth. If you do not have a face mask, Sheriffs will provide one when you enter the courthouse. 

For masking requirements inside courtrooms, see NP 22 In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19: Health & Safety Protocols.