50 people will be able to gather indoors throughout Quebec as of next week

Jun 15 2020, 9:34 am

Groups of people gathering indoors could soon be a welcome site again as Quebec public health has announced the easing of indoor gatherings and physical distancing restrictions.

Quebec’s National Director of Public Health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, alongside Senior Public Health Adviser Dr. Richard Massé made the announcement from Quebec City this morning.

People in groups of maximum 50 — such as concerts or events — will be able to gather as of Monday, June 22, the same day that restaurants can open throughout Montreal.

Public health also announced reduced physical distancing measures, diminishing the oft-mentioned two-metre guideline to one-and-a-half metres for people gathering indoors.

Children under the age of 16 will be able to stay one-metre apart, as of June 22, specifically at schools, daycares, and classrooms. In schools, children will still have to remain two metres away from teachers.

Health officials are still urging citizens to wear face masks whenever leaving their homes.

Arruda said an announcement concerning the reopening of bars and churches throughout the province will be revealed in “the coming days.”

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