Up to 250 people can gather indoors throughout Quebec as of next month

Jul 23 2020, 1:15 pm

The maximum capacity of people allowed to gather indoors throughout Quebec is about to increase five-fold.

Richard Massé, a strategic advisor for Quebec’s public health agency made the announcement from the capital on Thursday afternoon.

Capacity will increase from 50 people to 250 on Monday, August 3.

All of the public health guidelines will be expected to be followed by venues, halls, theatres, and other public spaces. The 250 person increase is exclusive to public spots and won’t include private parties or gatherings at homes, says Massé.

Private gatherings will remain at its current 10-person maximum capacity.

“Every body’s cooperation, particularly through physical distancing, hand washing, and mask-wearing when required, is essential to ensuring the success of this new stage,” said Massé in French.

The public health advisor said that when seated, indoor physical distancing can be reduced to 1.5 metres but must remain at the oft-mentioned two metres when standing.

When asked about the potential of festivals and events, Massé said they will remain prohibited until at least August 31 due to a significant risk of the transmission of the virus.

For more information, visit the Quebec.ca website.

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