As of February 8, Quebec will be relaxing some of its COVID-19 public health restrictions. This means the province's rules are about to change... again. \nLiving in a constant state of flux, it can be hard to keep track of what you're allowed to do and what might result in a $1,500 fine. But don't worry. We got you! We answered all the questions you sent to our DMs so you can prepare for the weeks ahead. \nEditor's Choice: 2 Quebec Hand Sanitizer Brands Are In Trouble With Health Canada & May Be Harmful\n\nDo I live in a red zone or an orange zone?\nPremier François Legault announced that six Quebec regions would be joining Nunavik in the orange zone as of February 8.\nThey are:\n\n\nGaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine\n\n\nBas-Saint-Laurent\n\n\nSaguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean\n\n\nAbitibi–Témiscamingue\n\n\nCôte-Nord\n\n\nand Nord-du-Québec.\n\n\nUnfortunately, if you don't live in one of those places, you're in a red zone. You can find your region's alert level here. \n\nCan I walk in the streets with my significant other?\nYes! You've always been able to walk outside with a partner you live with or if one of you lives alone.\nBut, now, up to four people from four different households can do outdoor activities in red zones. This means you can meet your significant other for a walk — even if you don't live together.\nJust don't forget about curfew. In red zones, you have to be inside between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. In orange zones, you have until 9:30 p.m. to get home. \nOne exception is walking your dog, which you may do post-curfew within one kilometre of your residence. \n\nAre gyms reopening?\nIn orange zones, they are. But not in Montreal! \nEven in orange zones, indoor fitness activities will be limited to two people or a group living at the same address.\nIn red zones, fitness activities are still limited to the outdoors. You can do outdoor activities with a total of four people from four different households but you're expected to stay two metres apart.\nPeople living at the same address can form a group of more than four people, but they can't join a group of people living at another address. \n\nCan we travel to orange zones?\nAs Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault stated on February 3, "travelling between regions is heavily, heavily discouraged." \nThe province expects travellers to have a valid reason for their trip, such as work, school or custody arrangements — and the safest bet is to bring some form of proof or documentation. \nIf you are going from a red zone to a chalet or cottage you own in a different zone, Legault has stated that he expects you to bring your own food and supplies, so as to avoid stores and restaurants in other regions.\nThe Quebec government will not be setting up police checkpoints on routes between regions.\n\nWill curfew remain in place after February 8?\nYes. In Quebec red zones, which include the Greater Montreal area and Laval, the curfew will remain in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.\nIn orange zones, starting on February 8, curfew will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. \n\nWill car dealerships be open?\nYep. Non-essential retail businesses, including hair salons, barbershops and museums, will reopen as of February 8 with reduced capacity in both red zones and orange zones.\n\nWill malls be open?\nYes! All non-essential stores in Quebec will reopen as of February 8 with reduced capacity. That means you can buy non-essential products in stores starting on February 8.\nShopping centres will reopen as well, but they're expected to supervise common areas to make sure there's no loitering and there are no gatherings.\n\nCan we visit each other in backyards?\nNo. All private gatherings are still prohibited in Quebec. If you live alone, you can have one visitor, but only one.\nYou can also receive visits from individuals offering services or support, such as a personal care worker or plumber. \n\nCan people who work in offices go back to work?\nNo. Offices in Quebec will remain closed after February 8.\nAll office workers are still required to work from home unless it's essential that they be present for a specific reason.\n\nDo public pools count as a fitness activity?\nThe bottom line is that public swimming pools will remain closed in Quebec red zones after February 8, just like the recreation centres where they're typically located. \nIn orange zones, where indoor fitness centres are allowed to reopen, it's possible that swimming pools would also be allowed to reopen at reduced capacity — but we haven't heard specifically about this from the government. \nIf you want to do some physical activity in Montreal, you'll have to stick with outdoor activities for now.\nYou can do any outdoor winter activity with a group of up to four people from four different addresses or a larger group from the same family bubble. \n\nAre schools reopening?\nIn elementary schools, students have been back in class since January 11. In high schools, students have been back in class since January 18. That's not changing.\nWhat's new is that CEGEP and university students will be able to "gradually" return to on-campus courses, libraries and study groups at least once per week starting February 8. \nMore details will be available in the coming weeks.\n\nHow long will this set of rules last?\nLegault promised there would be no further changes to regional alert levels and no more reopenings planned until February 22.\nSo we can likely expect an update in around two weeks.