Quebec Lifts Capacity Limits in Bars and Restaurants

Quebec lifted capacity restrictions in bars and restaurants on Monday, more than a year after imposing the limits to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Establishments that serve alcohol are now allowed to stay open until 3 am [2 am in Gatineau] — the closing time that was in place before the pandemic — and the required distance between tables has dropped from two metres to one metre.

Reservations are no longer limited to 25 people, but each table can still only seat a maximum of ten people or groups from no more than three different households. Dancing and singing inside bars and restaurants remain prohibited across the province, and patrons must show proof of vaccination before they can enter.

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