Activities are gradually resuming in Québec, with the consent and collaboration of public health authorities. The reopenings are occurring in phases, depending on the type of activities and the geographic zone. The government has published the document Deconfinement planning subject to changes in the pandemic (PDF 1.98 Mb).
To limit risks linked with the virus’ spread, it is essential to continue to follow health recommendations:
- wash your hands;
- cough and sneeze into your elbow;
- always stay at least 2 metres away from other people;
- wear a mask or a face covering.
Businesses that can maintain teleworking among their employees are urged to do so.
It is important for workers and employers to work in healthy, safe workplaces. To support them with respect to occupational health and safety, the CNESST is proposing tools for different economic sectors.
Reopening of economic activities
All economic activity sectors are authorized to resume their acitivities except regular vacation camps with accommodation.
Specific rules may apply to the reopening of certain establishments.
For additional information, please visit the Reopening and maintaining economic activities page.
Back-to-school time – fall of 2020
In the wake of new recommendations from public health authorities, the Québec government has adjusted its game plan for the next school year.
The approach proposed seeks to guarantee that Québec students enjoy optimal learning conditions in an environment that is safe for them and for school staff.
To find out more, please consult the following pages:
Gatherings and audiences
The instructions for outdoor and indoor gatherings have been relaxed in recent weeks.
A maximum of 250 people are allowed in certain public indoor and outdoor venues, subject to compliance with certain directives issued by public health authorities.
For more information, go to the page Gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resumption of tourist activities and accommodation establishments
Tourism businesses and establishments and festival and event promoters are authorized to resume their activities subject to compliance with certain procedures.
Resumption of outdoor sports and leisure activities
Indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities, including training centres and outdoor recreational activities, are authorized to resume their regular practices if they comply with the public health guidelines.
As of September 2, matches in combat sports (e.g. karate, taekwondo, boxing or judo) may resume in accordance with the recommendations issued by the public health authorities.
For more information, visit the Resumption of sports and leisure activities page.
The Québec government is authorizing the gradual reopening of cultural establishments.
In addition, the government has adopted a recovery plan to stimulate creation and the offering of Québec cultural products available. The amounts invested aim to ensure that this sector will resume its activities on a sustainable basis and regain its place as an engine of economic and social development.
To obtain information on the entire array of measures and the instructions to be observed when reopening cultural activities, please visit www.mcc.gouv.qc.ca/PlanRelanceCulture (in French only).
Relaxation of measures concerning selected environments and activities
The government has announced the relaxation of certain confinement measures in the living and rehabilitation environments of seniors and people with disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. The relaxation also concerns certain socio-professional and community activities.
Please consult the following pages to find out more about the instructions in force:
- People who are hospitalized or who live in CHSLD, RI-RTF or RPA during COVID-19 pandemic
- Informal and family caregivers and visitors to facilities during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
- Measures for physical disability, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical rehabilitation environments during COVID-19
- Questions and answers on health services during the COVID-19 pandemic
Withdrawal of checkpoints in the regions
The Gouvernement du Québec is gradually reopening the regions. Despite the reopening of most of the regions, every person is requested, as much as possible, to avoid travelling from one region to another or from one city to another.
At present, access is allowed to all regions of Québec, with the exception of the following territories:
- the Cree Territory of James Bay;
A reopening plan will be announced at a later date for the territories of Nunavik and the Cree Territory of James Bay.
To obtain additional information on the restrictions now in force, please visit Travel between regions and cities.
Last update: September 28, 2020