Quebec restaurants get more freedom as province moves to green zone

Quebec restaurants are getting more flexibility in their operations from June 28 as the entire province moves into the “green” zone.

Starting Monday, all Quebec restaurants provincewide can host groups of up to 20 people at tables outdoors, and up to 10 people — or however many people make up three households — at indoor tables.

During a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Premier François Legault said that declining case numbers, fewer hospitalizations, and ongoing vaccinations signal further improvement in Quebec’s COVID-19 situation.

“We will go from little parties to medium parties,” Legault said about the pandemic rule changes, which also include fewer limitations on weddings and gatherings in homes.

Montreal is currently considered a yellow zone, meaning its restaurants and bars can seat the occupants of a maximum of two households at the same table.

“We will go from little parties to medium parties,” Legault said about the pandemic rule changes, which also include fewer limitations on weddings and gatherings in homes.

The change will come into force exactly one month after patios had reopened in Quebec for the first time in five months.

Then, on June 7, Montreal and other areas moved into the “orange” zone, opening up indoor dining for the first time in 2021.