Starting today, masks are mandatory on BC Transit as well as BC Ferries.
BC Transit made the decision to align with other transit operators, including TransLink in the Lower Mainland. The policy is considered "educational" and reflects advice from the provincial health officer to wear masks when physical distancing can't be maintained. There won't be a method for enforcing the rule, and exemptions are in place for children under five and people unable to wear a mask for health reasons. Customers will be expected to provide their own masks.
However, BC Ferries now requires masks be worn aboard all vessels and inside terminals. Customers who refuse could face a travel ban.
Exemptions are in place for people eating food, as long as they maintain physical distancing, or people who remain inside a vehicle.