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Quebec, Aug. 5 (Canadian-Media): Quebec's Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx announced Aug 5 lifting of the cancellation of festivals and events for all regions of Quebec following Quebec government's proclamation to allow a maximum of 250 people for outdoor gatherings, media reports said.
Caroline Proulx. Image credit: Twitter Handle
Organizers of the festivals and events will be able to resume their activities as of Aug 5 subject to their compliance with the directives of the public health authorities of allowing 250 as maximum number of people on the outdoor site and maintenance of a distance of 2 meters between participants who do not reside at the same address.
Festival and event organizers will also be able to hold indoor events for up to 250 people, as authorized by public health since August 3, and will have to comply with sanitary measures and other guidelines related to these activities.
This announcement marks an important first step for the relaunch of the tourism sector in Quebec as well as the economy of all its regions.
“This is great news for festival and event organizers as well as for workers, artists and all businesses related to this sector. Since the start of this crisis, our promoters have shown remarkable resilience and creativity. Today, we support them in restarting their activities, while ensuring everyone's safety by means of clear guidelines. Festival and event planners are professionals in managing gatherings, and I have no doubts that this takeover will be done responsibly," said Proulx in a news release.