Starting Monday, Montreal and the whole of Quebec are set to reduce their Covid-19 alert level to green, which further eases restrictions.
Premier Francois Legault stated last week that the province has reached that level where it can safely move to the green zone. This success has been achieved mainly due to the intensive vaccine campaign as well as the deconfinement strategy.
A couple of regions are already categorized as green. However, the most densely populated areas have remained in the yellow zone for a while. These include Montreal, Quebec City and Laval.
Once this directive is implemented, groups of up to 10 individuals or residents from three different households, will be allowed to congregate inside their residences.
If in an outdoor setting, the maximum number of people allowed to gather together on a private property increases to 20.
Just last Friday, the new regulations relating to fully vaccinated Quebecers began being implemented. These include doing away with masks and the need to maintain a safe physical distance.
This move to the green zone also allows for the maximum number of people allowed in weddings and places of worship to go up to 250. That said, the cap on those allowed to attend a wedding reception indoors is set at 25 and 50 if the event is held outdoors.
Bar and restaurant owners also have something to rejoice about as they’ll be allowed to sit up to 20 customers per table.
Similarly, any outdoor festivals will be permitted to host a maximum of 3,500 individuals, without the need to have a designated seat.
Also, the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services does not plan to continue releasing daily updates on Covid-19 progress during weekends and holidays. This move is set to start on Saturday.
A number of areas had already moved to green, and these include Mauricie-Centre-du-Quebec, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Nord-du-Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Côte-Nord and Gaspesie.