Isabelle Charest, Quebec Education Minister says that supervised team sports will resume across Quebec starting in June in regions with lower COVID-19 alert levels.
As regions transition to the orange zone, gyms are expected to reopen on 7th June in Montreal and Laval. Starting on 11th June, sports activities involving groups of 25, will be permitted in the yellow zones.
However, not all sports are permitted, only those with a brief contact like soccer, baseball, and volleyball. Large-scale outdoor events will return starting on 25th June. That will include non-contact sports such as gymnastics in the red and orange zones.
The government hopes that more regions turn green by then and competitions and tournaments can be allowed to accommodate spectators. The parent will be permitted to attend their children’s sports games, but with a spectators limit.
Outdoor events will only allow 50 spectators, and the seats shall be assigned. In the green zone, indoor sports will be allowed to accommodate a maximum of 25 spectators.
Charest said that indoor sports facilities in the orange zones would reopen, but all users must wear a face mask. Users will be required to observe the health instructions.
Charest insisted that the rules will only be relaxed if public health officials determine that the situation is improving. Dr. Erik Litvak affirmed that vaccination is important for the world of sport to return.