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Quebec City, Jun 8 (Canadian-Media): Quebec public health authorities are announcing that it will soon be possible to meet in private indoor locations, provided they do not exceed the maximum number of 10 people.
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It is requested that there be a maximum of 3 separate households and that all of the sanitary instructions that apply to any other gathering are respected, in particular the minimum distance of 2 meters. Indoor gatherings will be allowed from June 15 outside the Metropolitan Community of Montreal, the regional county municipality of Jolietteand the city of L'Épiphanie.
For these territories, these gatherings will be allowed from June 22. These measures are consistent with the measures currently recommended for gatherings in an outdoor private place, which remain to be preferred, when the weather permits.
During these gatherings, the basic instructions must be observed at all times, including those concerning hand washing, avoiding unnecessary contact with common surfaces and objects and wearing a face covering if the minimum distance cannot be respected. Note that food can be served, but buffet meals should be avoided. Children have the right to play together, but with certain precautionary measures.
It is recommended that people at risk, either people over 70 years of age or those who are more vulnerable on the immune level, not to participate in such gatherings. In addition, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is under investigation, or has symptoms compatible with this infection should stay at home and avoid gatherings.
People who receive at home are invited to take note of the people invited to their home, the date of their visit and the activities that took place. This will make it easier for the regional public health department to conduct investigations in the event of an outbreak.
Useful measures to put into practice include, for example, reserving a bathroom for guest use and often cleaning frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and switches.
People who receive are also invited to find solutions to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus, for example by identifying the glasses with the names of the people, by serving dishes in separate bowls according to households or by demonstrating creativity in this sense.
Remember that if symptoms appear, it is always essential: