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A curfew is in effect once more for Quebecers. From 10 pm to 5 am, residents must not leave their homes. Those who disobey the new rule will face serious fines.

That said, there are a few exceptions.


According to the province's website, here are the people who are exempt from Quebec's curfew:

A person whose presence is required at the person’s place of work or who is transporting goods needed for the ongoing activities of the person’s enterprise.

A person who is going to a pharmacy to obtain medication or pharmaceutical, hygienic or sanitary products.

A person who must go to or return from a hospital, a clinic, or a dentist’s or optometrist’s office.

A person who has to go to or return from a vaccination clinic.

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 who, for final travel to the person’s destination, must take an inter-regional or inter-provincial bus, a train, a plane or a boat providing ferry service on the Matane–Baie-Comeau–Godbout, d'Harrington Harbour–Chevery, rivière Saint‑Augustin or île d’Entrée–Cap-aux-Meules route, or a maritime service to Île‑de‑la‑Madeleine, île d’Anticosti or the Lower North Shore operated by the Société des traversiers du Québec.

A person who must go out so that his dog can do its business, within a radius of no more than one kilometer from the person’s place of residence or temporary residence.

A person who must travel in order to comply with a court judgment, to respond to a summons to appear before a court, or to exercise custody or access rights as a parent.

A person who must accompany another person unable to drive to a medical appointment or another essential service.

A parent who must accompany a sick child to the hospital.

A person traveling to give blood under the supervision of Héma-Québec.

A parent who must accompany an adolescent to his work.

Homeless people.


Those who are found disrespecting the curfew who do not fall under any of the aforementioned categories will face fines of 1000$ to 6000$.

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