Indoor gatherings without masks and no distance will be allowed again from June 25, but only for people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for at least 21 days, the Quebec government decided.
Prime Minister Francois Legault issued a decree Tuesday afternoon lifting the health measures in four phases: May 28, June 11, June 25 and the end of August. Summary.
Quebecers no longer have to worry about curfews. They will also be able to participate in private outdoor gatherings of eight or fewer, travel without restrictions through Quebec or even have a snack on the restaurant’s terrace.
They will be able to attend shows or sporting activities that take place indoors or outdoors. The toughened stands at the Bell Center and outdoor stadiums will be able to hold up to 2,500 spectators, provided they are able to set up closed areas with a maximum of 250 people.
The government gives the green light to hold outdoor sports activities for up to 25 people. Amateur sports leagues – soccer and baseball for example – will be able to start the summer season.
The pubs’ terraces will in turn be able to welcome new customers.
People who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to congregate indoors and outdoors without a mask and within two meters of each other.
Festivals will be able to start their season, as will daily camps and campsites.
End of August
The government will ease health measures in light of vaccination coverage for Quebecers. If three quarters of Quebecers received their dose, employers would be able to call their employees to the workplace. Telework will not be appropriate anymore.
Elementary and High Schools, CEGEPs, and Universities will be able to return to 100% “face to face”.
The government will eliminate the graduated regional alert system.
Picture of the situation
The Ministry of Health in its final daily report listed 549 new people with COVID-19, 484 hospitalizations, including 118 in intensive care (24%).
Public health currently has 909 active outbreaks in its eyesight, including 481 outbreaks in the workplace (53%) and 215 outbreaks in school settings (24%) – the source of COVID-19 transmission to at least 2,493 students and 482 employees.
Two weeks ago, Francois Legault instructed the Minister of Health, Christian Dube, and the National Director of Public Health, Horacio Arruda, to present a dismantling plan specifically inspired by the “Roadmap to Reopen” Saskatchewan. What I would like to be able to say to Quebecers [c’est] What will come in June, in July, in August, when will we be able to return to normal life, ”he explained to the press on May 6.
Mr. Dubey had promised to be inspired by the “fairly simple” Saskatchewan roadmap, as well as France’s “agenda to reopen” as well as the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States.
The easing of measures adopted over the past few months to limit the spread of COVID-19 will depend not only on the pace of the vaccination campaign, but also on the epidemiological situation – including “active outbreaks by environment” as well. And intensive care hospitalization – in every health zone.
More details will follow.