Province to allow indoor gatherings of up to 10 people from June 22

Avleen K Mokha

This Monday, June 8, Quebec officials gave the green light to allow indoor gatherings. Up of ten people from three different households can meet in private residences, as long as they follow social distancing.

This measure will apply in Montreal from June 22.

Three different households, two meters

People must practice social distance of 2 meters, even indoors.

The government says hosts should clean surfaces before and after gatherings.

Quebec’s public health strategic advisor, Dr. Richard Massé, clarified that not everyone will have the space to invite ten people at once, especially given the 2 meter distance. In this case, hosts should limit the number of guests they invite at once.

Note who comes over

Additionally, the government strongly recommends that hosts note the names of people who come indoors.

Noting down names can help the government trace the spread of COVID-19 in case of an infection. Once someone tests positive, the government can reach out to other community members that may be at risk of being infected.