Level 4–Maximum Alert includes targeted and additional more restrictive measures that could extend to prohibiting non-essential activities in situations where risk cannot be sufficiently contained, while avoiding the generalized confinement that was experienced during the first wave of the pandemic as much as possible.

Mesures in force

At home
(houses and cottages)


  • visitors from another address


  • a single visitor from another address for single individuals
  • informal caregivers
  • individuals offering services or support
  • labour for planned work

CHSLD, RPA private seniors’ residence and RI

Visits for humanitarian purposes

Visits by informal caregivers (one person at a time and a maximum of two people per day in CHSLDs)

Private gatherings


Activities organized in a public place

Prohibited, except for places of worship and funerals
(maximum of 25 people and a register must be kept)

Demonstrations are still permitted, but wearing a mask or face covering is mandatory at all times

Inter-regional travel

Not recommended toward a green, yellow or orange zone and outside Québec
(except for essential travel, workers, shared custody, freight transportation)

Public venue halls and audiences in indoor public places

Auditoriums, cinemas, theatres and museums are closed

Libraries other than those in educational institutions are closed, except lending desks


Dining rooms are closed

Delivery, takeout and drive-through orders only

Bars, brasseries, taverns, casinos


Microbreweries and distilleries, closed only for their services for consumption of food or beverages on the premises

Businesses, stores and boutiques


Private professional and health services

Open only for services that require an individual’s presence

Personal and beauty care services

Services maintained

Saunas and spas are closed, except personal care provided therein

Community organizations

Services maintained