January 21, 2021

In a decree published today, the Government of Québec now allows for gatherings at places of worship, limited to a maximum of 10 people.

In an exception to the January 6th edict when the Québec government announced a return to stricter province-wide conditions of confinement, beginning January 9 through to February 8, 2021. >> details from the Québec Government, places of worship are now allowed to reopen, with a strict limit on the number of people.

A maximum of 10 people are allowed to congregate.

Religious community leaders are expected to show “exemplary rigour” and encourage congregants to respect physical standing rules, wear masks, wash their hands when entering and exiting the building, and refrain from singing.

A registry of the people who attend the gatherings is also mandatory, in order to help trace them in the event of an outbreak.

The decree maintains the maximum size of gatherings for funerals at 25 people.