Since June 15, some places in Montreal and the rest of Quebec started to reopen; however, people can start going out to restaurants and friend’s places only in some areas of the province. For example, in the city of Montreal people still need to wait a little bit more to gather with friends and family indoors but they can schedule appointments for haircuts and nails.
According to Quebec’s government, at the end of May and the beginning of June museums, some library services, campsites, and Sépaq parks began to open.
For cinemas, some of the traditional theatres began popping up across the province with social distancing measures. On the other hand, drive-in theatres have become a new trend as they started to show movies again. People are still waiting for new government announcements to open bars and gyms.
To be more specific about the reopening, restaurants opened their door to the public outside Montreal metropolitan community, the Joliette MRC, and L’Épiphanie for the first time since March. Mall food courts are included too. It is important to mention that social distancing and more safety measures are applied.
People are allowed to have small indoor gatherings of a maximum of 10 people outside the Montreal metropolitan community, Joliette and L’Épiphanie. According to the government and for obvious reasons “a distance of at least two meters must be kept between those people who are not from the same household”. Also, people are allowed to rent chalets with their friends for the weekend as long as they follow the same rules.
Finally, the businesses that offer services directly to the public can open again. These businesses are related to the personal and beauty care of the Montreal area and Joliette, such as stylists, barbers, manicure, pedicure and skincare services, tattoos and body piercing.