The partial deconfinement that Quebec was impatiently awaiting
Two people are playing hockey on one of the public skating rinks in Laurier Park.
Quebec is letting go and allowing a partial reopening of the economy. Restaurants will be able to reopen on January 31, with certain capacity conditions. Same story for performance halls, sports halls and cinemas, but only from February 7.
It’s a relief shared in the world of catering and performance, sports and cinema halls, which have been waiting for this since their closure on December 31.
“We are happy to finally be able to reopen our doors, for the fourth time in less than two years. It seems that our demands were heard during the meetings with our government counterparts to the fact that we need predictability. The last few months have been difficult for Quebec cinemas and several challenges await us in order to rebuild ourselves, ”responded the Association of Quebec Cinema Owners (APCQ).
In the business world too, the reactions are positive, although some are asking for even more openness:
On voit aujourd’hui l’amorce du plan de réouverture. Bravo @francoislegault et @cdube_sante! Avec la baisse des cas ici et ailleurs, en combinant le passeport vaccinal et les autotests, on peut anticiper une accélération du déconfinement. Très encourageant #covid19 #polqc #polmtl
— Michel Leblanc (@MichelLeblanc20) January 25, 2022
#PolQc L'annonce d'aujourd'hui concernant l'allègement de mesures sanitaires, dont la réouverture des restaurants amène une dose d'optimisme à certains secteurs.
— Conseil du patronat (@conseilpatronat) January 25, 2022
— FCEI Québec (@FCEIQc) January 23, 2022
Comedian Louis T also went there with a reference to the pastry chef from Jonquière who chose to reopen on January 20 and not wait for the announcement of the day.
François Legault : Les petites pâtisseries pourront ouvrir à partir du 20 janvier.
— Louis T (@_LouisT) January 25, 2022
However, she turned back and chose to finally reopen according to government directives, on January 31, “so as not to throw oil on the fire”.
On the political side, the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Dominique Anglade, for its part, asked the government to unveil a precise timetable announcing the next reductions in health measures.
The relaxations announced:
On a annoncé aujourd'hui certains assouplissements. Mais on doit y aller tranquillement, progressivement et prudemment. En fait, il faut y aller mollo.
Pour me lire👉 https://t.co/LLPLU7hmNV pic.twitter.com/NQYUkUFnqe
— François Legault (@francoislegault) January 25, 2022