Public health guidelines will be tightened as of today, in all types of businesses in Quebec, including those with a storefront, those in shopping centres and supermarkets.
Owners of commercial establishments will have to set a limit on capacity and will have to display that information at their store’s entrance.
Those who violate the new rules will run the risk of receiving fines ranging from $1,000 to $6,000.
The tightening of health guidelines in shops as the holiday season approaches was announced at a news conference on Wednesday by Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault.
She said merchants should also ensure that the two-metre distance rule between customers is respected at all times, in addition to mask-wearing both indoors and in lines.
The government said it wants to prevent increased traffic in stores during the holiday season from becoming a significant risk factor in the spread of COVID-19.
The Canadian Press December 2020