Masks recommended – not mandatory – on public transit in Metro Vancouver from July 1

STARTING July 1, masks will move from being mandatory to recommended on Metro Vancouver’s public transit system. This change is due to Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, which removes the requirement for masks in indoor settings across the province.

Customers are encouraged to continue wearing masks on transit as a precautionary measure to protect themselves, fellow customers, and TransLink employees.

TransLink will continue to follow the guidance of experts and senior levels of government. “We are working closely with our provincial health officials, Transport Canada, and WorkSafeBC to ensure we are meeting all safety and regulatory requirements,” says TransLink.

“Transit has been a safe and reliable way to get around the region throughout the pandemic. We will continue to follow our safe operating guidelines, which includes increased cleaning, improved sanitization measures and thorough ventilation on our vehicles.”

As our economy gradually reopens, TransLink says it is ready to support BC’s Restart Plan and welcome customers back to its world-class transit system.

Customers may notice a delay in the signage as TransLink updates decals recommending masks across the transit system starting July 1.