In a June 15 press conference, Quebec Public Health Director Horacio Arruda said the province could arrive at a new COVID-19 alert level by early fall, dubbing it "blue like what we call a heaven in the sky."

Dr. Arruda said this new "sky blue" tier would be "much more flexible" and could only be possible once the majority of Quebecers receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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"I don't want to burn out the steps, but there are going to be some changes in the colour tiers particularly for yellow and green, which are going to be announced, all taking into account epidemiological conditions," he said. 

According to the public health director, these adjustments could concern "indoor or outdoor gatherings" and could allow gatherings with more than ten people.

Quebec green zones currently allow for gatherings of up to 10 people from different addresses or the occupants of three households.