Public transport: the mask is no longer compulsory from today

Public transport: the mask is no longer compulsory from today

Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in public transport from this Saturday across the province.

It was the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, who announced this measure at the beginning of June. The choice to wear the mask in public transport will be at the discretion of each person, said the minister.

“Following a recommendation from Public Health, it is now possible to lift the wearing of a mask in public transport, had indicated Christian Dubé. This is an important step, which confirms the significant improvement in the epidemiological situation in recent weeks.”

However, wearing a face covering remains mandatory for anyone presenting in particular to a general and specialized hospital center (excluding psychiatric hospitals), a CHSLD and a CLSC, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. .

The obligation to wear a mask was lifted on May 14 for closed or partially covered public places.

Wearing a face covering is however recommended, among other things, for immunocompromised people and those who have recently had COVID-19, according to the government.

COVID Alert app disabled

In addition, the federal government announced yesterday the deactivation of the COVID Alert application, launched on July 31, 2020. More than 6.9 million people in the country have downloaded this application to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 .

“The public health situation in Canada has improved. The number of cases has decreased and hospitalization and death rates are down across the country,” said Health Canada.

From April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, COVID Alert has located at least 2,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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