What is considered an enclosed public space?

An enclosed space means the interior area of any building or structure to which the public is invited or permitted access, either expressly or by implication regardless of whether a fee is charged for entry, in order to receive or to provide goods or services, including but not limited to the public areas of the following:

  • Restaurants, cafés, cafeterias, and outdoor patios associated with these establishments;
  • Retail establishments including exterior merchandise displays;
  • Shopping malls or similar structures that contain multiple places of businesses;
  • Grocery stores;
  • Churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, or other places of worship;
  • Libraries, museums, art galleries, recreational facilities, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, special event venues, convention centers, or other similar entertainment, cultural, or leisure facilities;
  • Common areas of sports facilities, sports clubs, gyms, yoga studios, or other similar Establishments, such as lobbies, elevators, and locker rooms/ changing rooms;
  • Common areas of hotels, motels, and other short-term rentals, such as lobbies, elevators, meeting rooms or other common use facilities;
  • Health and wellness facilities and personal services facilities;
  • Temporary facilities, such as construction trailers and temporary sales offices;
  • Municipal facilities, including Town Hall, and any community centre, cultural, arts or leisure centre, recreational or sporting facility, parks building, client service centre or indoor parking facility; and, 
  • Other businesses, organizations and places that are permitted to operate in accordance with the Government of Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy.

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1. How do people eat or drink while wearing a mask?
2. What about my toddler?
3. How is it enforced?
4. Who is exempt from this bylaw? Do they have to show proof of exemption?
5. Are businesses in the Town of Banff enforcing this bylaw?
6. Do businesses have to provide masks to customers?
7. Where do businesses get the required poster for their door/window/entrance?
8. Does this bylaw apply in Hotels and other forms of accommodation?
9. What is considered an enclosed public space?
10. Does this apply to Roam Transit and Taxis?
11. Are some of the masks that were provided by the Government of Alberta to the Town of Banff available for use by Banff businesses?
12. Where can residents get more masks from the Town?
13. Will Municipal Enforcement staff ticket people for not wearing a mask in the mandated areas?
14. Where can I buy masks in Banff?
15. Where can I dispose of masks safely in Banff?
16. What kind of mask is appropriate under this bylaw?
17. Are masks required while hiking, camping or recreating in Banff National Park?
18. Are masks required even when physical distancing can be achieved?