Quebec reduces physical distancing guidelines to one metre
Physical distancing guidelines between people in Quebec have been reduced from the oft-mentioned two metres.
As of July 12, people from different households need to only stay separated by one metre, both indoors and outdoors.
Retail stores across the province no longer need to enforce a maximum customer capacity.
According to the Quebec government, during activities where people are seated (such as a show), customers must sit one seat apart, except when eating in the dining room or common area.
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Audience capacity has also increased as of July 12. Venues with bleachers can now seat 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
Quebec public health says the new measures are made possible due to the “favourable epidemiological situation” across the province and the success of the vaccination rollout.
Santé Quebec says that people must continue to wear face masks in public indoor places. Earlier in the spring, Premier François Legault estimated the indoor mask mandate would expire in August, assuming cases continue to drop and vaccination ramps up.