Montrealers will have a new level of health measures to observe as the city moves from orange to yellow. Further loosening of COVID-19 restrictions is expected starting on Monday.
Restaurants have reopened in Montreals, and Montrealers now are once again enjoying eating and dining in rooms. Bars are now will now be allowed to serve customers indoors with a limit of 50 percent capacity.
Bar owners, still feel that the midnight closure restrictions are difficult, especially at playoff time. The Habs versus Las Vegas will start at 9 p.m. and extends until past midnight.
The Bar Owners Association has written a letter to Premier Francois Legault asking for permission to stay open past 2 a.m. Legault promised to consult public health on extending the hours.
Other loosened restrictions include indoor gatherings between two families. Syd Miller, a psychologist, says the new freedom is good, particularly for anxious people.
Miller add that getting past lockdown anxiety for some people will require some therapy to overcome a problem they had before the pandemic.
Quebec is currently calling for regions in the province to relax alert levels by the end of the month. Apart from Montreal, Laval and South Shore region will also be turning yellow.