The regional public health is reporting 101 new cases of COVID-19. Currently, in the Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands there are 658 active cases and 5 hospitalizations.
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Visits are prohibited at the Sainte-Anne-des-monts, Gaspé, Chandler and Maria hospitals.
There are currently, several province-wide measures in place, with the goal to reduce the rapid spread and rising number of cases in the province. Measures include a curfew, closures and limitations to certain businesses.
- between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- those going or coming from work or transporting goods for a business
- a person going to the pharmacy
- returning from a medical appointment
- going or returning from a vaccination appointment
- visiting a sick or injured parent
- students attending in-person evening classes
- parents taking or picking up children from shared custody
- for final travel to a destination requiring an inter-regional or inter-provincial bus, train, plane or boat providing ferry service
- to comply with a court judgment, to respond to a summons to appear before a court, or to exercise custody or access rights as a parent
- accompany another person unable to drive to a medical appointment or an other essential service.
- a parent taking a sick child to the hospital or clinic
- to donate blood
- homeless people
Offenders are liable to fines ranging from $1000 to $6000 if they are unable to adequately justify why they are outside the home. Young people 14 years of age and over are subject to a $500 fine.
- Private indoor gatherings (exception members of the same household, visitor or support for person residing alone)
- Mandatory tele-work for any activity that can take place remotely
- Meetings or assemblies
- Private gatherings in rental halls
- Restaurant dining rooms
- Places of worship (exception funerals which are limited to 25 people)
- All non-essential shops closed on Sundays (convenience stores, gas stations and pharmacies deemed essential)
- Spas and saunas (personal care permitted)
- Indoor sports suspended (unless individual or in pairs by members of the same household, or a person living alone with one other person)
- Downhill ski centres and snowmobile relays (indoor access to sanitary facilities and to warm up, but no eating permitted)
- Outdoor events max 250 people vaccination passport required
- Stores capacity limit (1 client per 20m2 of sales area)
- Elementary and high schools return January 17
- School daycare facilities open to essential workers
- Childcare facilities remain open as usual.
Essential workers in the following categories can book their booster-shot appointments
- All school personnel
- All public security staff
- Staff in community organizations in the health and social service sectors
- Some employees in the agriculture, fisheries and food sectors (food inspectors and slaughterhouse workers)
- Private-sector healthcare workers
- Other workers in the health sector (in social-economy enterprises providing home care services, palliative care, etc.)
Beginning on Tuesday, January 4, bookings for booster shots will be opened up gradually and by age group
- Currently: ages 60 to 64
- January 4: ages 55 to 59
- January 6: ages 50 to 54
- January 10: ages 45 to 49
- January 12: ages 40 to 44
- January 17: ages 35 to 39
- January 17: ages 30 to 34
- January 19: ages 25 to 29
- January 21: age 18 and up