He will be able to soon gather in very small groups?

Pourra-t-on bientôt se rassembler en très petits groupes?

Sarah Daoust-Braun

Should we allow a couple who does not live at the same address, denied contact for almost nine weeks, to hold hands without risking 3092 $ fine ? Two or three friends to share a meal ? To a young adult to go visit his parents for a few hours without breaking the law ?

The national director of public health, Horacio Arruda said on Monday that it would set “very, very quickly” on the issue of small gatherings. “There are all kinds of models. The model of the bubble family, the model of friends, always unique […], from a model where we can change people. […] It is in the process of doing this analysis and then we will try to find a way to do it, ” he describes.

The prime minister François Legault said yesterday that he hoped to make an announcement this week. Soon, the people of Quebec could-they therefore have the right to organize small gatherings, say five people or less ? Many countries and canadian provinces have already started to allow this kind of activity. Here’s a tour of the horizon.

  • Remi Nadeau, parliamentary Bureau chief at Quebec, was at QUB Radio:



British Columbia

The mass gatherings of over 50 people, are still banned. But since mid-may, it is possible to get together in small groups. The government recommends, however, meet the same people, to keep his distance, to keep the visits short, and to be outside, if possible.


Outdoor gatherings of 50 people or less are allowed for five days. Those interiors must be limited to 15 people or less. A distance of two metres should also be adhered to between each person. A family can also pair up with another family to take care of the children, but they should not see other people outside of their circle.


The Cent can do with the boat since may 8, with people of another home, but they must abide by the distancing to the extent possible. Gatherings of 10 people or less are still permitted. It is expected that this number jumps then to 15 people.


The raising of the interior and exterior of more than 10 people are prohibited. This does not apply to persons living in the same household. If the first phase of the plan déconfinement of the province is successful, the number of people per gathering could increase from 1 June. It should continue to abide by the rules of distance physical.


Gatherings of more than five persons who are not of the same household are prohibited since the end of the month of march. It is also recommended that distancing of physical. The province could allow more large public gatherings as part of its second phase of déconfinement. A maximum of 10 people is allowed at funerals.


Organize a gathering of two people is prohibited, whether inside or outside. Only a few gatherings of the interiors are allowed, for example in certain workplaces or to receive essential services. Several persons may attend a public space at the same time, if a distance of at least two metres is required between them. In public, for example in public transport or at the grocery store, wearing a mask covers face is highly encouraged if it is difficult to keep a distance of two metres.

New Brunswick

Since may 8, the gatherings of 10 people or less are now allowed, but outside only, and people need to respect the distance of two meters. Some gatherings interiors of 10 people or less are also allowed, such as weddings, funerals and religious services, if the rules of detachment are met. Since April 24, it is also possible for two families to visit. They must not visit other people.


Outdoor gatherings of 10 people or less and gatherings interiors of five or less people from different homes are allowed since may 8, in the framework of the first phase of the déconfinement of the province. The rules of detachment physics must be respected. In the framework of the third phase, which could begin on June 1, the rallies would move to 15 people inside and 20 people outside.


Public gatherings to official events, such as weddings, funerals, and burials, are limited to 10 people or less since may 11. The separation physical must be respected. Citizens are not encouraged to organize parties or events between them. However, since the 30th of April, two households are allowed to pair up to form a ” bubble “. The members of the two households may meet, but should not have close contact with other people from the outside.

Nova Scotia

Gatherings of five people or less are allowed since the month of march. The rule of the two-metre distance should be respected. Since 15 may, two families, can also form a ” bubble “, without having contact with people from the outside.

Other countries


Since may 11, the gatherings of 10 people or less are allowed in public. The French can also invite the number of people they want in them. It is also possible to participate in the funeral ceremonies of 20 people or less.


Since the 4 may, the Italians can visit relatives and members of their immediate family, up to the 6th degree (as the children of cousins). The mask-wearing is mandatory. The large gatherings and the visits of friends are excluded.


Since 10 may, each household is allowed to invite four other people from the outside to form a ” bubble “. The four people who will always remain the same, and the principles of distance physics will have to be respected. Since 18 may, a maximum of 30 people can attend a wedding or a funeral, but without a reception afterwards.


It is allowed since may 6, to meet members of another family provided that you comply with a distance of 1.5 meters between people.


The provinces who qualify to certain epidemiological criteria may implement “phase 1” of the plan of déconfinement since the 11 may, in particular allowing for gatherings of 10 persons and less in private residences or outside, provided they comply with the measures of distance.


Since the 28 April, the Austrians can get together in groups of a maximum of 10 people in public. There is no rule for gatherings at home because Austria to not control the private sphere. However, the government calls upon the civic sense of its people and asks them to respect the rules of distancing.


Since may 11, the gatherings of 40 people or less are permitted.

South korea

Since the 6 may, the gatherings are allowed, provided that they comply with the rules of disinfection in force.


The measures of restrictions vary from state to State or from one territory to the other. For example, since may 16, in the State of Queensland, gatherings in public places of 10 or less people, and the gatherings in the homes of five people or less are permitted.

Great Britain

Since the 13th of may, the British can ” go out as many times as they want “ to engage in physical activities, going to the beach or do some sports, as long as it is with the members of the same household. They can also meet with one person at a time from a other home, in parks, on the condition of being at two meters of distance. For example, someone might see her mother but not her father at the same time. The government has also increased fines for those who do not comply with the new instructions.


Since the 18th of may, outdoor gatherings of four people or less are permitted, and the rule of two metres must be respected.

Sources : provincial and national media.

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