Outdoor gatherings are permitted provided that the following measures are observed:
- gatherings must be limited to a maximum of 10 people from not more than three households. As a reminder, those people living at the same address form a household.
- a distance of at least 2 metres must be kept between those people who are not from the same household.
- the use of a face covering is strongly recommended.
In order to protect Quebecers, the Gouvernement du Québec is prohibiting indoor gatherings, except:
- those required in a workplace that is not subject to a Québec government suspension, provided that the employees maintain as far as possible a minimum distance of 2 metres between them;
- in a public space in order to obtain a service or goods such as stores and government services and that is not subject to a Québec government suspension, provided that the customers maintain as far as possible a minimum distance of 2 metres between them;
- in a means of transportation, provided that the users maintain as far as possible a minimum distance of 2 metres between them;
- a gathering that assembles the occupants of a private home or a site that serves this purpose and any other person who offers a service or whose support is required. Individuals who offer a service or support must maintain as far as possible a minimum distance of 2 metres between them and the occupants.
In order to avoid overloading the telephone lines of 911 emergency centres, citizens are asked not to call 911 to report a gathering.
If you witness a serious situation that requires police intervention, you may contact the police department serving your area (French only).
Education and information are the approaches favoured by all police forces in Québec at the present time. Police officers are on duty and will continue to intervene, while respecting the powers granted to them in the context of a health emergency.
Last update: June 3, 2020