Frequently Asked Questions: Masking & Mandatory Vaccinations

Updated: October 18, 2021 

 
 What is the role of the Human Rights Commission?
 
Is there protection under the  Human Rights Act  for people who choose not to wear a mask or get the vaccine as a matter of personal preference?
 
If I have a disability, can I refuse to wear a mask or get a vaccination?
 
If there is a religious reason for me not wearing a mask or getting a vaccine, how would I show that?
 
If I am unable to wear a mask or get a vaccine due to a disability or religious belief, can I always insist on entering a public space without being vaccinated?
 
Is COVID-19 testing a reasonable alternative to vaccine requirements?

 

If you have further questions about your situation, you may call to discuss with Commission staff; however, please remember that the role of the Commission is limited to the mandate set out in the PEI Human Rights Act and we do not have the authority to challenge government decisions unless those decisions are related to a ground covered by the Act.

Additional information regarding the areas and grounds covered by the Human Rights Commission, as well as the Duty to Accommodate to the Point of Undue Hardship can be found by clicking the associated links.

The Commission develops FAQ's to provide the public with a basic understanding of issues arising under the Human Rights Act.  This is not legal advice.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Commission at 902-368-4180 or by emailing contact@peihumanrights.ca

Please treat each other and the staff at the Commission with respect.

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