Dancing, karaoke to return to Quebec bars, high school students can ditch masks in class – CBC

Quebec health minister announces loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

Nov 02, 2021

After months of restraint, dancing and singing will be allowed again in Quebec bars and restaurants as of Nov. 15, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced in a COVID-19 update Tuesday.

Face coverings, including for those singing karaoke, will still be required, unless the singer is two metres away from other people.

Quebec is loosening a number of other wide-ranging COVID-19 health restrictions as of that date, because the “epidemiological situation is relatively under control,” Dubé said.

Workplaces will no longer have to prioritize working from home, though they should still allow it, he said. Gyms will also no longer have to require distancing and face masks during high-intensity workouts.

High school students will only need to wear masks while moving around on school grounds.

For students in the Greater Montreal area, Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches regions, this change will mark the first time in more than a year they’ve been allowed to sit in class without a mask.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-schools-masks-classrooms-public-health-1.6233868

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