La Mauricie and Center-du-Québec will go into the orange zone on Monday. While restaurants may reopen, spas remain closed.
The Kinipi Nordic spa in Trois-Rivières was full of hope when it announced that it had moved to the orange zone.
The company offers personal care and accommodations, but these spas and saunas have been closed since October.
Baths represent more than 50% of their turnover.
The marketing and human resources coordinator, Joanie Lefebvre, deplores the decision of Quebec to leave the spas closed.
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«We try to find out why we can’t open and what standards we should respect in order to be able to open», Indicates Ms. Lefebvre.
The Association québécoise des spas is calling for an opening in the orange zone.
«When we learned that public health had recommended keeping spas open in the red zone and that currently, we cannot open in the orange zone, it arouses a feeling of enormous frustration and injustice.», Describes the president, Véronique Lemieux.
The Department of Health and Social Services considers spas to be more cramped spaces. Quebec emphasizes that distancing can be difficult there as well as wearing a mask.
The Association québécoise des spas intends to increase the pressure in the coming weeks.