The Town of Ladysmith is now requiring anyone five years or older to wear a mask while in all indoor public facilities, as per provincial health orders.
Previously, the provincial mask order applied only to those 12 years and older. The order will include the Frank Jameson Community Centre, along with all town offices and facilities.
“If you forget your mask at home, town staff will be happy to provide you with one so you can enter the building,” reads a news release from the town. It said staff will not be verifying the ages of patrons entering facilities, but the expectation is that all patrons adhere to the provincial orders.
As per the order, there are exemptions for:
• People with health conditions or with physical, cognitive or mental impairments who cannot wear a mask
• People who cannot remove a mask on their own
• Children under the age of five
• People who need to remove their masks to communicate due to another person’s hearing impairment