Wearing a face covering or a mask will be mandatory on public transit as of July 13, 2020 for people age 12 and over. Children under 12 years of age, people whose particular medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask and people who are unable to put on or take off a mask by themselves do not have to wear a face covering on public transit. However, for children between 2 and 12 years of age, wearing a face covering or mask is recommended.
The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has also prepared a video explaining how to wear a face covering safely.
There is a two-week transitional period to introduce this measure. Thus, as of July 27, if a person refuses to wear the face cover or mask, he or she will be refused access to public transit service by the transit companies.