Quebec is loosening some COVID-19 restrictions for sports and cultural venues starting next month, the province’s health minister said Thursday.
Christian Dubé unveiled the latest change to the government’s public health rules during an update on the pandemic’s fourth wave.
“We want Quebecers who are adequately vaccinated to be able to find a bit of normalcy,” he said.
Facilities with assigned seating — such as the Bell Centre and theatres — will be able to operate at full capacity as of Oct. 8.
There are some rules, though. Spectators must show proof of vaccination and masks will be mandatory to access those venues.
Dubé said the province fared well throughout the month of September, which he had previously described would be “decisive” during an evolving fourth wave of the health crisis.
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