En raison de la hausse du nombre de cas de COVID-19 dans plusieurs régions du Québec, le gouvernement vient d’annoncer le renforcement de certaines mesures sanitaires. Les changements pertinents pour les détaillants sont les suivants :
Dès le 1er avril à 20 h, des « mesures spéciales d’urgence » seront instaurées dans la Communauté métropolitaine de Québec (incluant les villes de Québec et de Lévis) ainsi que dans la ville de Gatineau et la MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, et ce, jusqu’au 12 avril. Les mesures mises en place en janvier seront en vigueur :
Les commerces « non essentiels » devront fermer.Les épiceries et commerces d’alimentation, les magasins à grande surface, les pharmacies, les quincailleries, les animaleries et les dépanneurs pourront demeurer ouverts.
Starting April1, 2021 at 8 p.m., “special emergency measures“ (webpage in French) will be introduced in the Quebec City Metropolitan Community (including Quebec City and Lévis) as well as in the city of Gatineau and the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, until April 12, 2021. These measures are the same as those that were in place earlier in the year (January):
Only the sale of “essential” products will be permitted. No list is provided, but the following are expected to be excluded: ” toys, clothing, books, electronics, decorative items, kitchen items and appliances.”
Schools, hair salons, dining rooms, cinemas, gyms, etc. will be closed.
Curfew inthese cities willbe rolled back to8 p.m. (business to be closed at 7:30 p.m. at the latest).
“Onlineor telephone purchases and delivery remain permitted. Businesses will be able to allow the collection of goods, provided it is carried out outside.”
Financial support measures will be re-established for businesses forced to close.
Only traffic areas will be open in shopping centres to ensure access to businesses that are not affected by the closures.
Starting April1, 2021 at 8 p.m., the following regions will move into red zone (maximum alert):
In the red zone, restaurant dining rooms must be closed. Takeout and drive-through orders are permissible. Only delivery is possible during the curfew.
The curfew remains in place and is in effect from 9:30 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in the red and orange zones (businesses must close no later than 9 p.m.).
REMINDER: The government released an online attestation (in French only) concerning travel during the curfew.
Quebec Premier Legault announced further restrictions to the allowable businesses from Dec 25 – Jan 11. Details from CBC News here.
June 26, 2020
Québec – The provincial government today issued its last daily update on COVID-19. From now on, updates will be issued on a weekly basis with the next one set for July 2. INSPQ,Québec’s public health institute that has also been issuing daily updates, is also moving to the weekly update. Québec is the province most severely impacted by COVID-19, with nearly 55,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, representing almost 54% of the national total.
From CBC June 20/2020
The province had set up roadblocks in some areas to contain the spread of COVID-19 but those have since been removed.
At present, access is allowed to all regions of the province, with the exception of the following territories:
The Cree Territory of James Bay.
The government, still, is requesting that travel be limited from one region to another or from one city to another.
APR 28 Update
Québec is going back to work safely – CNESST launches a virtual toolkit in anticipation of the reopening of certain sectors of the Québec economy
QUÉBEC, April 28, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – In line with the recent announcement by the Gouvernement du Québec that certain economic sectors will reopen soon, the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) is launching a virtual toolkit that can help and support employers and workers in complying with the sanitary instructions issued by the public health authorities….More