A minute past midnight, Quebec removed some more measures including lifting restrictions on how late into the night restaurants and bars can served patrons.
Restaurants and bars will now be allowed to serve patrons alcohol till 1 am, and close an hour later.
Up to 10 persons or 3 households will be allowed to share a single table, but the tables must be positioned at least two meters from each other indoors in areas that have no partitions. Outdoor arrangements can seat up 20 persons at each table, provided the tables are spaced at least a meter apart.
As for indoor stadiums and auditoriums, the capacity has been revised to 7500 for spaces with assigned seating, with an empty seat in between two people belonging to different households. Sections have to be divided into 250 chunks. Masks are still mandatory indoors for events where people are not seated.
Outdoors activities can host up to 1500 people for pre-assigned seating, whereas non-seating arranged must be structured into sections with 500 people.
The sporting community was quick to respond to the news noting that it was excited that the wave of relaxations.
The Alouettes stated that tickets will be available for purchase starting this Monday.
Tennis Canada stated that the National Bank Open, scheduled to start on the 7th of August through to the 15th will maintain maximum seating capacity of 5000 during each match.
Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Health Officer, stated that the public needs to be careful as a recent modeling indicates that cases are on the rise due because of the Delta strain, although, she added, there’s plenty of time to curb the spread.