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TODAY! Quebec reopens restaurants, allows private gatherings & youth sports

Restaurants are permitted to fill their dining rooms to 50% capacity while two household bubbles can gather privately.

The Quebec government has officially announced that restaurants will reopen at 50% capacity, with four people (or more, from a maximum of two household bubbles) allowed per table, and private gatherings of four people from two households will be permitted once again on Jan. 31. Quebec public health has also given the green light for youth sports (practices, no matches) on the same date, inside and outside of schools, for people under 18, with a maximum of 25 people.

Also as of Monday, the Espace pour la vie network — the Botanical Gardens, Biodôme and Planetarium — will be permitted to reopen at 50% capacity. (Following last week’s public health declaration, Espace pour la vie announced that its cultural spaces will be reopening on Tuesday, Feb. 1.)

As of Feb. 7, cinemas and seated show venues can reopen, also with 50% capacity, and a maximum of 500 people. Places of worship will also be allowed to reopen on the same date, with a maximum of 250 people.

Vaccine passport requirements have not changed.

For now, gyms and spas will remain closed. Quebec Premier François Legault was also asked about work from home, and he said “télétravail” is still recommended, for the moment.

Quebec to reopen restaurants, cinemas & show venues, allow private gatherings, youth sports

This article was originally published on Jan. 25 and updated on Jan. 31.

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