Quebec Eases COVID-19 Related Restrictions at Casinos
With the improvement of the pandemic situation in the province, Quebec has eased some restrictions currently in place at the local casinos.
Good news is on the horizon for gambling enthusiasts across Quebec, with the provincial government announcing the easing of health restrictions imposed in light of the ongoing pandemic. From Monday, casinos, bars, and restaurants will be allowed to operate at full capacity. However, there will still be some safety protocols left in place.
After being shut down for several months, casinos in Quebec were allowed to reopen this summer. Nonetheless, the gaming venues had to operate at a limited capacity, with stringent health and safety protocols in place. All of this made it harder for casinos to recover from an earlier shutdown.
Full Capacity Allowed at Casinos
The Quebecoise provincial government stated that anyone entering a casino would be required to provide proof of vaccination. Also, when indoors, everyone will be obliged to wear a face mask, except when dining at casino restaurants.
According to the new government regulation, casinos, restaurants, and bars won’t be required to work at reduced capacity anymore. Group reservations are once again allowed at restaurants, provided that a group consists of a maximum of ten individuals per table and are made up of occupants of at most three residences. In some places, social distancing will be reduced to one meter.
Reservations will also be permitted at casino facilities, and the same conditions will apply there too. The gaming venues will also be allowed to resume regular hours of operations but with a cut off time at 2 am. Alcohol will also not be permitted after 1 am. Visitors of pubs, clubs and live entertainment venues at casinos must remain seated at their tables. Dancing, singing, and karaoke remains prohibited.
Lotto Vaccination Promo
For the province to return as quickly as possible to normality, the provincial government launched a lotto vaccination drive to encourage people to get inoculated against COVID-19. In June, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the initiative, which offered residents a chance to win substantial prizes while also getting a jab.