Face covering requirements in City facilities

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In compliance with provincial directives, the following requirements are in place for all City of Peterborough facilities.

The City's priority is to protect it's employees and patrons, while respecting the rights of individuals who have exemptions from the requirement to wear face coverings in indoor public settings. City facility staff may offer alternative service delivery options for individuals who cannot wear face coverings, including face shields for use while a patron is indoors at a City facility.

Face Coverings

Every person on the premises of a City of Peterborough facility must wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin while they are in an indoor area of the premises.

This requirement does not apply to a person who,

  • is a child who is younger than two years of age;
  • is attending a child care program at a place that is in compliance with the child care re-opening guidance issued by the Ministry of Education;
  • is attending a day camp or overnight camp for children that is in compliance with section 19 of Schedule 2;
  • is performing or rehearsing in a film or television production or in a concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance;
  • has a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering;
  • is unable to put on or remove their mask or face covering without the assistance of another person;
  • needs to temporarily remove their mask or face covering while in the indoor area,
    • to receive services that require the removal of their mask or face covering,
    • to engage in an athletic or fitness activity,
    • to consume food or drink, or
    • as may be necessary for the purposes of health and safety;
  • is being accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005;
  • is being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Human Rights Code; or
  • performs work for the business or organization, is in an area that is not accessible to members of the public and is able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person while in the indoor area.