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Quebec bars can stay open later Aug. 1, capacity raised for venues

François Legault shared updates on COVID-19 restrictions for bars and venues.

The Government of Quebec has outlined new measures of their COVID-19 deconfinement plan. The updated regulations are set to go be implemented as of Aug 1. In a tweet this afternoon, Quebec Premier François Legault highlighted some of the plan’s most crucial details.

Capacity will be increasing for concert and festival venues. Seated events can now hold 250 people indoors and 500 people outdoors. For arenas and festival grounds, capacity has increased to 7,500 indoors and 15,000 outdoors. These new relaxations will be advantageous for events such as the forthcoming Osheaga Festival in October, as well as the Montreal Canadiens’ 2021–22 season. The first show that Evenko currently has planned with an international act is Dinosaur Jr. The band is set to perform at the Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile on Sept. 7.

Last but not least, bars will now be allowed to remain open until 2 a.m., with last call at 1 a.m. Last call was previously midnight, which was due to the Canadiens’ success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

François Legault announced that Quebec bars can stay open later, and capacity has been raised for show venues.

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