COVID-19: Here are the new restrictions in Quebec

A curfew for the entire province and a ban on private gatherings are among the latest pandemic measures announced for Quebec.

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With the Omicron variant, it nourishes an unprecedented increase Covid-19 cases , the state of the pandemic is rapidly deteriorating in Quebec.


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In recent weeks, the government has gradually added measures to try to curb the spread and protect the province’s health network.

On Thursday, This was announced by Prime Minister François Legault he further tightened the restrictions, including adding a much-discussed curfew for the entire province.

Here is a list of the new restrictions that will take effect from kl. 17:00 on 31 December.

Curfew throughout the province

As was the case last January, Quebec will again fall under curfew.

The curfew will be in place from kl. 22:00 to 05.00. Only necessary workers traveling to or from work and certain others are exempt from it.

Police officers will enforce the curfew. Anyone who violates it is liable to fines of between $ 1,000 and $ 6,000. Teenagers over the age of 14 are subject to a $ 500 fine.


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Exceptions include people who experience homelessness, people who go to the pharmacy to get medication, and people who visit a sick or injured parent. A complete list of permitted exceptions can be found here .

Assemblies are no longer allowed

After limiting private gatherings to 10 people, then six people, the province has now banned them in an attempt to lower the number of contacts each person has.

People living alone can visit another family bubble with their children. People can also visit someone they care about to provide care.

Company closures

All restaurants must close their dining rooms, but may remain open for take-away and delivery.

As previously announced, all bars, taverns, casinos and cinemas are closed. Stores must have a capacity of 50 percent.


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The next three Sundays close all unnecessary businesses, including grocery stores. The only exceptions are dépanneurs, gas stations and pharmacies.

Places of worship must also close other than for funerals with a maximum of 25 people.

An order from home is also in effect for any business that can.

Activities and sports

Indoor sports will no longer be allowed other than for a single person, two people or the occupants of a single household.

Outdoor events are limited to 250 people.


High school and elementary school students will not return for personal learning until January 17th. Online schooling will take place according to school schedules.

Universities and colleges will also continue distance learning until January 17, except for some classes that require students to be personal.


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Day care services for parents in need will continue to prioritize important service workers.

A complete list of the measures in force can be found by clicking here .

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