COVID CURFEW HITS QUEBEC!

According to the Quebec government a COVID CURFEW comes into effect as of January 9th. The rules are as follows;

Curfew

As of Saturday, January 9, 2021, a curfew will be in effect. Between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Quebecers must not leave their homes except in cases that justify travel.

Allowed exceptions:

  • a person whose presence in the workplace is essential;
  • a person who must obtain the necessary medications following a medical appointment;
  • a person who must go to or return from a hospital, a clinic, or a dentist’s or optometrist’s office;
  • a person who must visit  a sick or injured parent;
  • a student who must participate in a face-to-face evening class or go to a laboratory in a recognized school;
  • a parent who must accompany his or her children to the home of the other parent who has custody of them;
  • a person returning home on a night flight from a work-related trip abroad;
  • a person who must go out so that his dog can do its business;
  • a person who must accompany to a medical appointment another person who is unable to drive;
  • a parent who must accompany a sick child to the hospital;
  • a parent who must accompany an adolescent to his work.

Police officers will continue to ensure compliance with health measures and can intervene when individuals are outside their homes during curfew hours. Offenders are liable to fines ranging from $1 000 to $6 000 if they are unable to adequately justify why they are outside the home. Young people 14 years of age and over are subject to a $500 fine.

To enable individuals who are travelling during the curfew because of their work to readily demonstrate that such travel is legitimate, employers are asked to complete the “Attestation de l’employeur – Déplacement durant le couvre-feu décrété par le gouvernement du Québec” (available only in French).

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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