Customers hoping to shop at Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls locations across Canada in the future will now be required to wear a mask.
TJX Canada announced the changes to all of its stores’ policies on Monday, August 17.
The mandatory mask requirements will come into effect immediately.
“Starting August 17, customers will be required to wear a face-covering in all of our stores,” TJX wrote in an update. “Thank you for your cooperation.”
The company added that exceptions will be made for young children and those with health conditions that prevent them from wearing masks.
TJX Canada is the parent company of Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls – which have various locations across Vancouver Island.
Winners has locations in Victoria, Langford, Duncan, Nanaimo, and Courtenay. HomeSense has locations in Greater Victoria, Langford, and Nanaimo.
Marshalls just has the one store on Vancouver Island, located in Greater Victoria.
This isn’t the first aspect of society that will be requiring masks on Vancouver Island either.
Masks have already been made mandatory at other Canadian retailers, including all Walmart locations.
In British Columbia, masks are set to become mandatory on all BC Transit buses as well, beginning on August 24.
The provincial government also announced on Monday that masks will be mandatory for middle school and secondary school students in high-traffic areas of their respective facilities when classes resume in September.
TJX started requiring masks for all customers at their U.S. locations back on July 30.