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Staying in Outfitters with the Third Wave of COVID-19

27 April 2021

With the warm weather and the official fishing season opening, outfitters are ready to start their 2021 summer activities.

The outfitters are looking forward to welcoming you … and we assure you that they are as eager as you are to know when it will be possible to receive groups from different addresses. 

However, they need to concentrate their efforts on preparing the territory to be ready to welcome you soon.

You are excited and want to know what to expect in the coming weeks? So are we! But be patient, the situation is evolving quickly, and the measures are changing regularly.

To help you see more clearly, you will find below a summary of what is currently allowed and prohibited in outfitters, until further notice.

To protect both visitors and workers, Quebec’s outfitters are rigorously applying public health measures. That is why we ask you to consult www.quebec.ca to ensure that your stay complies with the health measures in effect before your departure.

Furthermore, if you must travel from a region to another, we strongly recommend that you do your shopping, fill up your vehicle, purchase your licences in your region of origin and avoid all stops on the way to or from the outfitter.

To access the map of measures in force, click HERE.

Inter-regional travel

Residents of regions that are at Level 4—Maximum Alert (red) or Level 3—Alert (orange) are prohibited from travelling to regions that are at Level 2—Early Warning (yellow) as well as to the Côte-Nord and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions, except for essential travel.

Residents of the Côte-Nord and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions who travel to regions that are at Level 4—Maximum alert (red zone) or Level 3—Alert (orange zone) for travel considered nonessential will have to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home upon their return.

Curfew

Curfew obligations follow visitors as they travel. For example, people coming from a zone under special measures must observe the 8:00 p.m. curfew, regardless of the zone color they are in.

In the yellow zone:

  • There is no curfew in force.
  • Private indoor and outdoor gatherings, including outfitter accommodations (cabins and lodges), are limited to occupants of 2 households.
  • Restaurants, bars and dining rooms remain open with a 50% reduction in capacity. The maximum per table is set at the occupants of 2 private residences, the sale of alcohol and food ends at 11:00 p.m. for a closing of the establishment at midnight. An attendance register must be kept. 
  • Sports and recreational activities, including lessons and guided training, are permitted in outdoor public places for individuals, groups of two and members of the same household, as well as groups of no more than 12individuals from different households, plus one additional person for supervision. As much as possible, physical distancing rules must be respected during these activities. Contact or close proximity is permitted, however, if it is brief and infrequent. The total amount of time spent in close contact must not exceed 15 minutes per day, per participant.
  • Contact-free sports and recreational activities are permitted in indoor public places for individuals, groups of two and members of two households, as well as groups of no more than 12individuals from different households, plus one additional person for supervision, who must wear the protective equipment. Participants must follow the physical distancing rules in effect. Group supervision is compulsory and must be carried out by an individual designated by the organization offering the activity. Activities are offered to one group at a time, for the duration of the session.

In the orange zone:

  • The curfew is in force between 9:30m. and 5 a.m.
  • Only residents at the same address may occupy a unit in a tourist accommodation establishment. A single person, with his/her children, if any, can join the occupants from one other address to form a stable group and stay in the same unit.
  • Restaurant and dining rooms are open. A maximum of 2 adults from a different address sitting at the same table, may be accompanied by their children under the age of 18. Occupants of the same private residence may sit together at the same table. Restaurant customers are prohibited from changing tables as long as they are in the establishment. An attendance register must be kept. Only customers with proof of residence in a region whose alert level allows access to restaurant dining rooms (green, yellow or orange level) are allowed in the restaurant. The sale of alcohol is not allowed without the purchase of food. During the curfew period, only room delivery is allowed.
  • Bar activities are suspended.
  • Contact-free sports and recreational activities that take place outside are permitted in public places with members of the same household or in groups of up to 12people from different households. One person can join the group to offer a class or supervision but must remain a minimum of 2 metres from the participants.
  • Contact-free sports and recreational activities are permitted in all indoor public places that are open. Activities may be carried out alone, in pairs or with members of the same household. Private lessons given to one person or members of the same household are permitted. A distance of 2 metres must be maintained between the teacher and the students.

In the red zone:

  • The curfew is in force between 9:30m. and 5 a.m., except for residents of the Communauté métropolitaine de Québec and the entire community of the Chaudière-Appalaches and Outaouais regions for whom the curfew is in effect between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • Only the occupants of the same address may be in an accommodation unit of a tourist accommodation establishment. A single person, with children if applicable, may join occupants of only one other address to form a stable group and stay in the same accommodation unit.
  • Restaurants and dining rooms in tourist accommodations must remain closed (room deliveries and take-out permitted). During the curfew period, only room deliveries are permitted.
  • Bar activities are suspended.
  • Contact-free sports and recreational activities are permitted outdoor in public places with members of the same household or in groups of up to 8people from different households.
  • Individuals, groups of two and members of the same household are permitted to engage in indoor, contact-free activities limited to sports carried out in pools, skating rinks and facilities for playing tennis and badminton. These facilities must be supervised. Physical fitness centres (gyms) are closed.

These are special measures in addition to the basic hygiene guidelines, including

  • Washing your hands regularly.
  • Keeping at least 2 metres (about 6 feet) away from people who are not living with you.
  • Wearing face covers in indoor or partially covered public spaces.

For more details about the Regional Alert and Intervention System established by the Government of Quebec as well as the health measures in force, click HERE.

 


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