Public health gives the green light for Quebec beaches to reopen

Jun 17 2020, 10:50 am

Quebec’s newest phase of deconfinement just got a touch more relaxing, as public health has given the okay for beaches across the province to reopen.

The announcement was made in the province’s capital on Wednesday by Quebec’s Minister for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, alongside National Director of Public Health Dr. Horacio Arruda.

The beach news was announced after gyms, indoor pools, and athletic arenas were also given the green light to reopen.

All sectors can reopen as of Monday, June 22.

Charest says sports and being outside is an” important aspect of our lives” and stressed that the “necessary adjustments” must be made so everyone can enjoy their “favourite outdoor activities.”

Quebecers are still expected to comply with physical distancing and hygiene guidelines put in place by public health among the reopening.

Monday, June 22, has become an important launching date for various sectors across Quebec, including hosting clients inside restaurants in Montreal, places of worship, gyms, indoor pools, athletic arenas, cinemas, theatres, and concert venues.

As of June 22, physical distancing guidelines will also be diminished from the oft-mentioned two-metres to one and a half. Indoor gatherings will also be permitted with a maximum of 50 people.