An airport is a high-traffic area where physical distancing is not always possible. Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and public health agencies, and to ensure everyone’s protection since Monday, June 22, the wearing of a mask or face covering is mandatory at all times in the terminal and on the parking shuttle buses.
A few precisions :
- Children under 2 years old should not wear a mask or face cover.
- Children 2-5 years old may be able to wear a mask if they are supervised. It will depend on their ability to tolerate it as well as to put it on and take it off.
- Children over 5 years old should wear a mask in situations or settings where it is recommended to do so.
- Persons with respiratory difficulties or who are disabled or unable to remove their face covering without assistance will not be required to wear a mask.
If you require a mask, vending machines allow you to purchase individual masks for $3.00 plus tax. These machines are located outside the access doors. Inside the terminal building, Relays stores and the Paramount restaurant also sell masks in individual sizes. These stores are located prior to security checkpoint.
Why wear a mask?
Since physical distancing is not always possible in the terminal, we ask that you wear a mask or face covering.
Wearing a mask helps to protect those around you, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.
It is important to remember that this does not replace other protective measures such as physical distancing (when possible), hand washing, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow.
A few tips:
- Wash your hands before and after adjusting your mask.
- Place the mask over your nose and mouth with one hand. With the other hand, secure it behind your ears using elastics or string.
- Adjust the mask over your nose and under your chin.
- Keep your mask on your face and avoid touching it. If you do, wash your hands.
- Change the mask if it is wet, dirty, or damaged.
- Do not keep the mask hanging from your neck or ear.
- To remove the mask, grasp only the elastics or strings without touching the front of the mask.
- Fold the outer parts of the mask over each other and place it in a clean bag.
- Wash your mask as soon as you get home with the rest of your laundry.
- For disposable masks, be sure to put the mask in a trash can once it has been used.
For more information, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website