Quebec Eases Social Distancing Guidelines & Announces More Openings

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Starting Monday, June 22, Quebec is allowing gatherings of up to 50 people, while relaxing some social distancing guidelines.

Inside gatherings, as long as they don’t exceed the same 10-person maximum – 3 address rule as outdoor gatherings.

The 2-metre rule continues to apply in homes and with those who have any underlying health conditions.

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Physical distancing of 1.5 m will be in place in indoor gatherings, down half a meter from previous recommendations. And those under the age of 16 can be as close as one meter to each other. But, in schools, kids still need to be two meters away from their teachers.

However, facemasks are still strongly recommended when people are indoors and cannot be at the appropriate distance.

In Quebec, there are more than 5,200 people who have died because of COVID-19, which is way more deaths than any other province in Canada.

  • Bars WON’T reopen any time soon.
  • Montreal’s Botanical Gardens opened today.
  • Hairdressers, tattoo parlours, and beauty care are now open in Montreal.
  • Shopping malls will open on Friday, June 19.
  • Granby Zoo reopens on Saturday, June 20.
  • Restaurants in Montreal will reopen on June 22.
  • Driving lessons — Minister of Labour, Jean Boulet said that the SAAQ will begin taking appointments starting today. Tests start next Monday, June 22.
  • Gyms, according to the latest news, will likely reopen in a few weeks.

However, an announcement for the reopening of churches and other houses of worship will be following in the days to come.