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Campgrounds, marinas, and tourist accommodations in Québec to reopen on June 1

On Wednesday, the Québec government announced that starting June 1, 2020, marinas and certain types of tourist accommodation will be allowed to reopen. Physical distancing and public health measures will be in place.  Facility operators and customers will be required to follow the rules.

Throughout Québec, the following establishments will be accessible:

Campgrounds

Outfitting establishments

The following facilities will be allowed to reopen outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community (CMM) and the MRC de Joliette, effective June 1, 2020:

Tourist residences

Establishments of primary residence.

Accommodations, chalets or houses must be rented in full, to one family unit at a time.  This includes cabins and in government parks operated by Société des establishments de plein air du Québec (Sépaq).

In order to ensure a safe reopening for all, tourist associations are collaborating with the Québec Tourism Human Resource Council to develop health guidelines, adapted to the different sectors, that operators will have to implement. In addition, guides have been produced by the CNESST workplace health and safety agency in collaboration with the Québec public health institute.

“With this announcement, we are taking a big step towards a tourist summer in Quebec. I am very happy that, thanks to this authorization, campers can find their site and that boaters can cross our magnificent bodies of water. The gradual revival of tourist accommodation is in itself an excellent signal,” said Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx.

The government is still advising Quebecers to limit travel from one region of the province to another.