Public transport: the mask is no longer compulsory from today

Public transport: the mask is no longer compulsory from today

Metro users at Du Collège station.

Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory on public transport from this Saturday across the province.

This is the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, who announced this measure at the beginning of June. The choice to wear the mask in public transport will be at the discretion of each person, said the minister.

“Following a recommendation from Public Health, it is now possible to lift the wearing of masks in public transport,” said Christian Dubé. This is an important step, which confirms the significant improvement in the epidemiological situation over the past few weeks.”

However, wearing a face covering remains mandatory for anyone presenting in particular in a hospital center for general and specialized care (excluding psychiatric hospitals), a CHSLD and a CLSC, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

The obligation to wear a mask was lifted on May 14 for closed or partially covered public places.

Wearing a face covering is however recommended, among others, for immunocompromised people and those who have recently had COVID-19, according to the government.

The COVID Alert application deactivated

In addition, the federal government has announced yesterday the deactivation of the COVID Alert app, launched on July 31, 2020. More than 6.9 million people across the country have downloaded this app to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“The public health situation in Canada has improved. The number of cases has declined and hospitalization and death rates are declining across the country,” said Health Canada.

From April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, COVID Alert has helped locate at least 2,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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