COVID-19 Update: Quebec Lifts Restrictions for Restaurants & Bars

No more capacity limits for restaurants, bars and casinos in Quebec starting Monday, November 1.
November 1, 2021

Quebec is lifting some public health measures for restaurants, bars and casinos starting Monday, November 1. While businesses are still required to check a customer’s proof of vaccination before allowing entry, there is no longer a capacity limit for these hospitality businesses.

Changes to public health measures:

  • Capacity limits lifted for restaurants, bars and casinos.
  • Businesses that serve alcohol are permitted to stay open until 3 am.
  • Distance between tables can be reduced to one metre if there is some sort of barrier between tables.
  • There is no longer a 25-person limit for reservations, but there is a maximum of 10 people per table or groups from no more than three households.

Existing public health measures still required:

  • Businesses must still check proof of vaccination before allowing entry.
  • Masks are still required when moving around indoors.
  • Restaurants must still keep a customer register.
  • Dancing and singing indoors remain prohibited.

The Canadian Institute of Food Safety (CIFS) monitors changes to COVID-19 public health measures as they occur across Canada and continues to provide updates that affect food businesses.