- Gyms can restart at half capacity, sports, and artistic activities for 25 individuals.
- Quebec Premier François Legault updates COVID-19 in the region, alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and the region’s temporary public health director, Dr. Luc Boileau.
Gyms, spas, and sports to be resumed on Feb 14 in the region:
Quebec gyms and spas will be permitted to restart at half capacity as of Feb. 14, along with sports and artistic activities for crowds of up to 25 individuals, Premier François Legault declared Tuesday.
Gyms and other fitness centers have been shut in the region since late December when they were shuttered in ruling to restrict the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Some gyms across Quebec opposed their ongoing shutdowns, with some illegally opening their gates the previous Sunday.
“We notice that individuals are getting intolerant, Quebecers are fed up,” Legault expressed at a press conference alongside Health Minister Christian Dubé and the region’s temporary public health director, Dr. Luc Boileau. Source – cbc.ca
Worrying about the “disorder of social peace,” Legault also declared he dumped an offered tax on unvaccinated Quebecers. Source – cbc.ca
“I comprehend that this separates Quebecers, and right now, we ought to make bridges to listen to each other. Quebecers must stay united.” Source – cbc.ca
The tax, which was declared in January by the premier, would have set a financial fine on Quebecers who did not receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
To raise more rules, Legault stated vaccination is essential.
“Just 61 percent of adults have got their third dose,” he stated. “We have to grow this ratio. The third dose is very necessary to guard ourselves against Omicron.” Source – cbc.ca
Presently, cinemas and theatres are prepared to reopen this forthcoming Monday, Feb. 7, with specific capacity constraints.