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Quebec is dropping the physical distancing rules for children in daycares

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Quebec drops physical distancing rules for children in daycares and as of Monday. Children in groups of less then 10 no longer have to keep physical distancing.

Adults will still have to follow the two-metre guideline while in a day care centre.

As of Monday Daycares outside of the Montreal, Joliette, and l’Épiphanie regions will be able to operate at 100-per-cent capacity. This also applies to home daycare providers as well.

“This good news offers more children the ability to return to their usual childcare, giving parents a better family-work balance,” said Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe in a statement on Thursday. “The abolition of distancing also allows children to find an environment free of constraints.”

The changes for children will help benefit social and emotional development of children.

All daycares who are are not in the following regions are exmpt from this phase and can only operate 50-per-cent capacity as of Monday. This means they will only be allowed to have 4 kids at a time. 

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