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TODAY: Dancing, standing-room concerts, karaoke now allowed in Quebec

Montreal nightlife is back!

UPDATE: Major relaxations of public health measures are coming into effect as of today, Nov. 15., as announced by Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé in a press conference on Nov. 2. Notably for the nightlife industry, dancing, karaoke and standing-room concerts will be allowed in Quebec bars, nightclubs, restaurants and casinos.

Of course the mask mandate and vaccine passports are still required to access these venues, but there will no longer be any capacity limits or distancing requirements, with one exception: For karaoke, the singer must be two metres removed from the audience, or be behind a barrier of some sort.

TODAY: Dancing, standing-room concerts, karaoke now allowed in Quebec

A massive protest to Open Dance Floors was held on Parc Avenue on Oct. 23.

This move by public health, and other relaxations of safety measures announced in the first week of November, follows a decline in the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province at the time, though the daily COVID-19 case count has increased over the past week.

For more on the lifting of restrictions in Quebec on Nov. 15, please click here.

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