Health & Safety | Quebec

Timeline for ending mandatory masking in Quebec

March 3, 2022

The Government of Quebec has announced the relaxation of certain measures and a gradual removal of restrictions for mandatory masking.  Exact dates will be determined upon evaluation of the current COVID-19 situation.

As of March 12, 2022 (rather than March 14, 2022):

  • Opening of restaurants, bars and concert halls at 100% capacity and without restriction.

Mid-April, with 10 days notice:

  • Wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory in all public places (excluding public transportation).

May, with 10 days notice:

  • Wearing a mask will no longer be mandatory when using public transportation.

For workers as of March 7, 2022:

  • Wearing a mask continues to be mandatory if a minimum physical distance of one meter is impossible to maintain or if there is no physical barrier.

Depending on the measures introduced for the entire population, further relaxation of measures will be implemented for workers by mid-April at the latest following a 10 days’ notice from the Direction générale de la santé publique (DGSP). 

For more information, please consult the press releases of the announcement regarding mandatory masking in public places (in French) and workers (in French) as well as the Government of Quebec’s website.

For questions or more information contact

Michel Rochette
President, CCCD – Québec

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