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COVID-19 in Quebec: cinemas, swimming pools and arenas will reopen


Premier François Legault announced that as of February 26, cinemas, indoor pools and indoor sports complexes in Quebec will reopen, including in red zones, just in time for the spring break.

The premier also said that outdoor winter activities in Quebec – previously limited to four people of different addresses – can soon be enjoyed by a group of up to eight people from different households.

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The most important thing over the next few weeks is to make sure there are no home visits.

Prime Minister François Legault

Families will be able to play indoor sports together in sports facilities, as will groups of two, he said.

People are also not prohibited from renting cabins or hotels in other areas, but Legault said that was “not ideal.”

He said if people are traveling in the province, police have been tasked with making sure they follow the two main rules: staying in their family bubble and curfews.

While Legault said the new COVID-19 measures are meant to “accommodate” parents during spring break, he discouraged grandparents from babysitting children during student holidays.

“It’s really not a good idea for children to be watched by their grandparents,” said Legault.

He also stressed the importance of avoiding gatherings in homes.

“We don’t want to see what happened during the holidays where we see an explosion in the number of cases because people are coming together,” he said.

The Outaouais is the only region in Quebec that will go from a red zone to an orange zone in the coming weeks due to its “stable” COVID-19 situation.


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