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Montreal will move to into the green zone on June 28—here's what you're allowed to do

In less than a week, Montreal will see far fewer restrictions for gathering outside, closing times for bars, and more.

JP Karwacki
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JP Karwacki

All of Quebec, including Montreal, will enter an "enhanced" green zone starting next Monday, June 28.

"We can go from small parties to medium parties," Quebec Premier François Legault said during the Tuesday press conference.

After the province has seen two days where new daily cases of COVID-19 remained below the 100-person mark, and with a flattening hospitalization curve, deaths are down to zero and hospitals' capacity for patients is reportedly going well; that means the government is loosening sanitary measures everywhere in the territory.

A maximum of 10 people from three different bubbles can meet inside, and those rules apply to bars and restaurants; however, establishments will have to close at 2 am. As for outside, up to 20 people will be allowed to gather privately, and the same goes for dining or drinking outside on terrasses with up to 20 people per table.

Places of worship will accommodate up to 250 people at a time, although when it comes to receptions for weddings, only 25 people inside and 50 outside will be permitted. 

This also applies to sports events: A maximum of 50 players can compete together outdoors, in the company of 50 spectators. For indoor sports, 25 athletes will be allowed to play together with 25 people in the stands—the Habs games still seem to be an exception.

While a fourth wave remains possible in the fall, a return to "normal life" and having one great big reopening day remains scheduled for the end of August.

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