Mask protocol for Defence Team members

Video / August 12, 2020


Are you a Defence Team member wondering if you have to wear a mask in the workplace?

Defence Team members are required to wear a mask that adheres to Public Health Agency of Canada specifications only when one cannot maintain a minimum 2 metre physical distancing.

However, you can continue to wear at all times if it makes you feel comfortable.

If you are in your own workspace/office, then a non-medical mask may not be necessary. You can politely ask visitors to your workspace to maintain a safe distance.

If you have a respiratory disease and cannot comfortably wear a mask, there are several options available to you in this situation.

With underlying health conditions, your supervisor will allow you to continue to work from home.

If you provide a critical service and must be in the work place, then your supervisor will provide non-medical masks/cloth masks in addition to following Public Health Measures.

It is strongly recommended that you talk to your Supervisor/Chain of Command and discuss the potential options. You can also get more information online from

Be sure to also follow the direction coming from your local health authorities on the matter.

Related link

Defence Team – COVID-19

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