Here are the businesses that may open during the Holidays

The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, announced on Tuesday the closure of non-priority businesses from December 25 to January 11 throughout Quebec in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Only a few businesses will therefore be able to continue to welcome customers during the Holidays.

Here is the list of establishments that may remain open during this period:

– Grocery stores and other food stores

– Big box stores (only the sale of essential products is allowed)

– Pharmacies

– Branches of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)

– Branches of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC)

– Convenience stores

– Hardware stores (only the sale of essential products is allowed)

– Food and animal supply businesses

– Shops of medical, orthopedic and vision care items

– Work equipment shops (safety and protection)

– Shops selling household cleaning products and buildings

– The shops of products, parts and other equipment necessary for transport and logistics services (garages for repair only, no sale by dealers)

– Trade in products for agricultural operations (mechanics, fertilizers, etc.)

– Businesses offering computer and electronic equipment repair services

– Repair and rental companies for sports and outdoor equipment

– Professional health care services (dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists, osteopath, etc.)

In shopping centers, only traffic areas may be opened in order to allow access to priority shops.

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François Legault also specified, at a press briefing, that personal care services, such as hair salons, beauty salons or spas will have to be closed from December 25 to January 11.


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