The retailer’s association of Quebec says it is happy that the province decided to lift measures on capacity at retails stores.
Jean-Guy Cote, Quebec’s Retail Council executive director, said retailers were looking forward today when the COVID-19 related capacity restrictions would be removed.
He added that members were constantly worrying that customers had chosen to limit in-person shopping because of lengthy queues at stores.
Beginning the 13th of July, health measures placed initially will no longer apply, although retailers will still be expected to ensure customers observe physical distancing rules. Health authorities say that masks will still be a requirement.
The new directive says that performance spaces will be required to have an empty seat for physical distancing purposes between different families rather than the 1.5 meters space previously prescribed.