Quebec restaurants operating at full capacity again

Quebec restaurants and bars can finally operate at full capacity for indoor dining again as of November 1, for the first time in more than a year.

Health Minister Christian Dubé had announced last month that bars and restaurants across the province could operate at full capacity and resume normal operating hours starting Nov. 1.

Bars and restaurants had been gradually reopening in Quebec over the summer after being closed for in-person dining, but some restrictions remained.

However, establishments that serve alcohol will now be allowed to stay open until 3 a.m. and the distance between tables will drop from two metres to one metre.

Some rules will remain in place, such as limiting each table to 10 people from no more than three different households.

In addition, a ban on dancing and singing will remain in effect until further notice, and Quebecers are still required to present their vaccine passport before entering and wear masks when moving around indoors.