Wearing a mask or face covering will be required in enclosed public spaces under City of Hamilton By-Law 20-155 (PDF, 118 KB) and City of Hamilton By-law 20-202 (PDF, 8 KB). The mask or face covering should cover your nose, mouth and chin, without gaping. Wearing a mask or face covering is an additional measure we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and keep each other safe. This means that, with some exceptions, all persons, including customers and/or visitors entering an enclosed premise are required to wear a mask or face covering while in the enclosed space.

Face shields and mouth shields do not comply with the City of Hamilton Face Covering By-law

Scroll down to face shields and mouth sheilds on this page (link in the title just above this)As a better than nothing approach, the WHO recommends that if face shields are to be used, the wearer should ensure proper design that covers the sides of the face and extend below the chin. For certain populations, those with mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing community and children, the WHO supports the use of face shields.