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Dining rooms and other COVID-19 measures to be lifted on Monday

Dining rooms and other COVID-19 measures to be lifted on Monday
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Starting Monday, Quebec will begin to lift its first round of various COVID-19 measures in the province.

Last week, Premier François Legault, Health Minister Christian Dubé and Quebec’s interim Public Health Director, Dr. Luc Boilea, shared the news in a press conference, stating that they will not be releasing a deconfinement calendar like they had previously.

The following are the new health measures put in place:

Private Gatherings: Occupants of two households, or a maximum four people, can gather at a private home.

Restaurants: Dining rooms are restricted to 50 per cent capacity. Dining rooms can accommodate tables of four with a maximum capacity of 2 households. Alcoholic beverages to stop being served at 11p.m. and restaurants to close at midnight. Bars, taverns and casinos are to remain closed until further notice.

Sports and Leisure: Under-18 sports are reinstated for practice only and is limited to 25 people. Concession stands can continue service. Chalets and ski resorts can reopen at 50 per cent capacity, with one metre between tables. Outdoor sports and recreational activities are permitted without restrictions. Sport-etude centres reopened along with training facilities. Gyms remain closed for the time being.

Long-term Care Home: At private care homes (RPAs), a maximum of four visitors per day are permitted and a resident can receive two people at a time. At RPA dining rooms, one person can accompany a resident. At public care homes (CHSLDs), one person at a time is permitted to visit residents with a maximum of two visitors per day.

The following changes are to be made as of February 7th:

Place of Worship: Can reopen at 50 per cent capacity with a maximum of 250 people and mandatory vaccination proof.

Funerals: Funerals will be permitted with a maximum of 50 people. No vaccine passport is required.

Public Events: Interior events are permitted with 50 per cent capacity with a total maximum of 500 people. Whereas, exterior events are permitted with a maximum of 1,000 people. Vaccine passports are mandatory for both.

For more information on COVID-19 in the province, visit the Quebec government website here.

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