- A person whose presence is required under an order issued in a court judgment.
- A person who is travelling for humanitarian reasons.
- A person who is travelling to receive health care.
- A person authorized by a public health director; a person authorized to act on behalf of a public health director; physicians.
- A person who resides in the region.
- A person transporting goods that are needed for priority services.
People who have symptoms of COVID-19 are advised not to use public transit, the subway or taxis to get around, including to or from a medical appointment.
They should use a private car. If this is not possible, they may take a taxi to avoid using public transit. The following preventive measures must be rigorously applied:
- If possible, take taxis with interior surfaces that can be cleaned and disinfected easily (for example, vinyl instead of fabric) and where passengers can sit at least 2 metres away from the driver (for example, a van).
- Before getting into the taxi, they must wash their hands with an alcohol-based hand rub, such as Purell® or Bacti Control®.
- Sit as far as possible from the driver.
- Wear a mask at all times while in the taxi. If the person does not have a mask, they should cover their mouth and nose with a paper tissue or handkerchief.
Open the vehicle’s windows, weather permitting.
- Use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean their hands after blowing their nose.
- Limit contact with the interior surfaces of the taxi.
Taxi drivers should wash their hands regularly with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds:
- before eating;
- before smoking;
- after going to the toilet;
- after blowing their nose;
- wash their hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub, such as Purell® or Bacti Control®, after dropping off someone who is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19.
Drivers should also follow these recommendations:
- Wear a face covering (mandatory starting on July 13, 2020).
- Have alcohol-based hand rub or antiseptic wipes on hand at all times.
- Avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
- Keep cleaning products in taxis and wash the cleaning product containers every day.
- Have paper tissues available in the taxi for customers.
- Clean and disinfect the most frequently used equipment, such as the steering wheel and door handles, several times every day.
- Disinfect surfaces the person who is sick or who has symptoms of COVID-19 touched or might have touched.
- Drivers who have symptoms of COVID-19 should not work.
Public transit services continue to operate and are an essential service to enable staff in the health and social services network to travel.
Québec transit authorities have increased the frequency of maintenance of their vehicles and facilities.
Wearing a face covering, is mandatory on public transit for people age 10 and over. Children under 10 years of age, people whose particular medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask and people who are unable to put on or take off a mask by themselves do not have to wear a face covering on public transit. However, for children between 2 and 9 years of age, wearing a face covering or mask is recommended.
Users are still advised to follow the usual health advice and to maintain as far as possible a distance of 2 metres from the other people present.
Moreover, they are asked, as far as possible, to modify their usual schedules to limit rush-hour crowds in mass transit systems.
It is also important to wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds before and after using public transit.
In a red zone, ridesharing with someone who does not live at the same address as you is not recommended. If there is no alternative to ridesharing, it is preferable for the passenger to sit in the back of the vehicle. It is also important to follow the health recommendations, avoid sharing items and to disinfect any surfaces the passenger touched at the end of the work day. Wearing a face covering, also called a homemade mask, is strongly recommended when it is not possible to keep a distance of 2 metres from other people. Workers who wear a medical mask at work are advised to keep the same mask provided by the employer when ridesharing. If you have to rideshare, try to do it with the same person every time and keep the number of people in the car to a minimum. If you do not follow this recommendation, you will be liable to a fine.
Consult the following document for more information on the measures to be observed: COVID‑19 : Taxi, covoiturage et transport adapté [COVID‑19: Taxis, ridesharing and paratransit] .
The use of ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and dirt bikes is allowed throughout Québec. However, you must comply with the health recommendations prescribed by the public health authorities. You must also comply with the safety rules for the use of an all-terrain vehicle and adopt good behaviour in order to reduce the risk of accidents on the paths.
Yes, while ensuring that you comply with the health recommendations. Note that persons who provide those types of services must also follow the Interim Recommendations for Drivers in the Taxi and Ride-sharing Industry, such as UBER or The Volunteer Bureau/Transportation (CAB) and Paratransit issued by the INSPQ.
Wearing a face covering, also known as a homemade mask, is mandatory on public transit for people age 10 and over. Children under 10 years of age, people whose particular medical condition prevents them from wearing a mask and people who are unable to put on or take off a mask by themselves do not have to wear a face covering on public transit. However, for children between 2 and 9 years of age, wearing a face covering or mask is recommended.
Based on current knowledge, COVID-19 can be transmitted by persons who are asymptomatic, but carry the disease. Consequently, preventive measures are recommended at all times. Consult the Interim Recommendations for Drivers in the Taxi and Ride-sharing Industry, such as UBER or The Volunteer Bureau/Transportation (CAB) and Paratransit issued by the INSPQ.
In view of current knowledge, the use of partitions to separate passengers in the front and back of a vehicle and to separate two passengers on the rear seat appears to be a relevant option to prevent the spread of COVID-19 between persons. The use of partitions made of flexible material is preferable. To find out more, consult the Propositions quant à l’utilisation de cloisons à l’intérieur des voitures (in French only) issued by the INSPQ.
In a red zone, moving house is not recommended but is not prohibited. If you absolutely have to move, follow the instructions in this document: COVID‑19 : Mesures pour les déménageurs (in French only) .
If you can't hire movers and you absolutely need help moving, you can ask family members and friends to help provided you comply with a number of requirements.
First, make sure no one has symptoms associated with COVID‑19, has returned from travelling in the last 14 days or has been in contact with infected people.
You must also limit the number of people and the length of time they are there as much as possible. As much as possible, ensure there is always a distance of 2 metres between everyone.
Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and follow the other basic health recommendations (avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes; cough into your elbow; avoid touching your face with your hands, etc.).
Last update: June 3, 2021