Deconfinement: Here’s What Will Be Allowed, Where, and How

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There have been many announcements recently about the reopening of certain businesses along with the gradual return of some activities. Are you having trouble keeping it all straight? Do you want to know what is open or allowed, in what region, and when? Here’s the latest!

Important! All newly authorized activities must be done following the rules announced by public health. This means that you must keep the 2 metres between people. The use of masks is recommended if the 2 metres cannot be respected. The government recommends avoiding travel between regions and cities as much as possible.

You cannot visit Nunavik or the James Bay Cree Lands unless it is for an essential reason.

What will be allowed in all of Quebec except for greater Montreal, the MRC of Joliette, and L’Épiphanie

As of June 15th

Restaurants will be allowed to open.

Indoor gatherings in private places will be allowed with the same rules as for outdoor gatherings:

  • Maximum of 10 people.
  • 2 meters between people who do not live together.

The government recommends:

  • Reducing the number of guests if the 2 meters cannot be respected.
  • Wearing a mask if the 2 meters cannot be respected.
  • That the people attending come from a maximum of 3 households.

What will be allowed in greater Montreal, the MRC of Joliette, and L’Épiphanie

As of June 22nd

Restaurants will be allowed to open.

Indoor gatherings in private places will be allowed with the same rules listed above for the rest of the province.

What will be allowed in greater Montreal and the MRC of Joliette

As of June 15th

Businesses that offer personal services and care can reopen. This includes services such as:

  • Hair salons
  • Beauty parlours
  • Tattoo shops

To learn more about what activities will be allowed, visit the Quebec government’s website.

What is the ‘greater Montreal area’?

This includes Montreal and its surroundings, like Laval and Longueil. However, the greater Montreal area consists of 82 municipalities. To learn if your town is included, you can find out here (in French only).

What is already allowed in all of Quebec

Outdoor Gatherings

Outdoor gatherings in private places (balcony, backyard) are allowed with the following conditions:

  • Maximum of 10 people
  • 2 meters between people who do not live together

The government recommends:

  • Wearing a mask if the 2 meters cannot be respected
  • That the people attending come from a maximum of 3 households.

Sports

Outdoor supervised team practices and supervised individual sports (yoga classes for instance).

Most non-contact individual or pairs sporting activities are allowed. Some examples are:

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Singles outdoor tennis
  • Rock climbing   

You can see the list of allowed activities on the Quebec government’s website.

Kids can now use playgrounds in the park and outdoor pools can re-open.

Tourism and other activities

You can camp, visit outfitters, or visit marinas.

SÉPAQ parks will be gradually reopening to the public. However, not all activities will be available. To learn more, visit SÉPAQ’s website (in French only).

Drive-in movies and museums are now open to the public.

You can also visit the library. However, you will only be able to visit the circulation desk to take out books.

Businesses and services

Many services can open. This includes dentists and therapeutic services as well as others, such as:

  • Massage therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Optometrists
  • Speech therapists

Other types of alternative medicine and treatment can also open. To learn more, visit the Quebec government’s website.

Your pets have not been forgotten. Grooming services will also be able to reopen.

What is already allowed in all of Quebec, except for greater Montreal and the MRC of Joliette

Businesses that offer personal services and care can reopen. This includes services such as:

  • Hair salons
  • Beauty parlours
  • Tattoo shops

To learn more about what activities will be allowed, visit the Quebec government’s website.

Malls can re-open.

You can rent a chalet or book an inn with others, so long as they live at the same address as you.