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5. Failure to remove facial covering (s.5 Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation)

If a police officer reasonably believes that a person is wearing a facial covering in a public place to that is likely to prevent identification, the police may stop and require that person to remove the facial covering in order to verify the identity of that person.

 

If a person fails to remove facial covering when required to do so by a police officer, that police officer may remove the facial covering in order to verify the identity of that person.

 

Anyone who fails to remove facial covering when required to do so by a police officer is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for 6 months.

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