Sports on the ­horizon for ­Quebecers

Record Staff

The Quebec government took another major step towards reintegrating sports in the province after it announced that all outdoor activities will be permitted starting June 8.
Participants are still required to follow physical distancing measures and any other guidelines issued by the local health authorities. Individual and group activities must be supervised at all times.
Soccer, yoga, and guided outdoor hiking trails are just some of the activities permissible under the two-metre distance rule. Sports teams have also received the green light to resume training, but it must be outdoors.
Individual sports competitions, or those involving pairs, can also resume, as long as they follow the two-metre rule. Team sports able to respect the physical distancing guidelines could resume by the end of June, but the situation is fluid.
Outdoor public spaces have also been reopened throughout all of the regions in Quebec. This includes outdoor public or private pools, outdoor public exercise equipment, and play structures in public parks.

The province has 52,143 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest numbers reported by the Quebec Public Health Institute. There are 26 new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,885.

The institute also noted that 146 Quebecers remain in intensive care, while 17,336 people have recovered from the deadly virus. The Eastern Townships account for 937 COVID-19 cases. There have been a total of 25 deaths, with no new deaths since April 24 in the region.

The CBC also reported that since May 11, the day elementary schools reopened outside of the Montreal area, 44 students and 34 staff members across multiple schools tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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