Requirements

Must wear face covering in all enclosed public spaces (e.g. malls, retail businesses, churches, hotel common areas, gyms, etc.), and all public transit (including City of Ottawa contracted taxis)

Operator/proprietor of such places must prominently display clearly visible sign at entrance, and give verbal reminder to patrons to wear a mask if they are not doing so.

Does not apply to employee of an enclosed public space while:

  • In an area of the premises that is not designated for public access
  • Located either within or behind a physical barrier, including but not limited to a plexiglass barrier

Exemptions

  • Children under age 2
  • Children under age 5 (actually or developmentally) who refuse to wear mask and cannot be persuaded by caregiver to do so
  • Person with medical condition that prevents them from safely wearing a mask
  • Person unable to put on or remove their mask without assistance of another person
  • Person who needs to temporarily remove their mask while in the Enclosed Public Space for the purposes of:
    • Receiving services that require the removal of their mask
      Actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity including water-based activities
    • Consuming food or drink
    • An emergency or medical purpose
  • No person shall be required to provide proof of any of the exemptions set out above

Bylaw

https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/laws-licences-and-permits/laws/law-z/living-ottawa/laws-licences-and-permits/laws/law-z/temporary-mandatory-mask-law-law-no-2020-186#temporary-mandatory-mask-law-law-no-2020-186

Please note: To purchase additional cards please place a separate order for each additional card that you would like to order. 

Not including Toronto, all other cities feature a generic exemption card which references MaskExemption.ca for full details as the laws are changing and the website will be updated to reflect those changes.

Updated as of July 29th, 2020