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COVID-19 | Montréal announces changes to its services

1er octobre 2020

Montréal, October 1, 2020 -Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with directives issued by the government of Québec, the city is announcing changes to its services inclusively through October 28, 2020. These measures are because the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal is being put on Level  4 – Maximum Alert (red zone) today.

Outdoor activities
Any outdoor guided activity, such as shoreline cleanups or park tours, is prohibited. Outdoor restaurant patios must be closed. Protests are allowed as long as masks are worn and physical distancing is practiced.

Contactless book loans are permitted. Organized activities are prohibited.

Bureaux Accès Montréal and permit counters
The Accès Montréal offices and permit counters will remain open. Construction and renovation permits continue to be processed. However, no temporary public property occupancy permits are being issued for arts, cultural, social or sports events.

Community centres and arts centres
Film projections, shows, exhibitions and arts/cultural/social activities that were scheduled to take place in community and arts centres are prohibited. Other activities are permitted.

Public consultations and borough council meetings  
Public consultations and borough council meetings will be held virtually. There will be no in-person meetings with groups of residents and municipal authorities.

Municipal court
In-person municipal court activities will continue.

Ecocentres will remain open.

Fire and cleanliness inspections continue as well as canine brigade activities.

Sports facilities and outdoor playing fields
Sports facilities and outdoor playing fields remain open.

Community gardens
Community gardens remain open.

Museums and Space for Life
The Space for Life museums (the Biodome, Planetarium and the Botanical Garden/greenhouses/outdoor spaces) are closed. The Insectarium is under construction.

The city would like to remind you that preventing infections is everyone's responsibility and that you should follow all official public health recommendations.

For more information about the city's activities and COVID-19:

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