Premier François Legault confirmed in a press conference on March 3 that relaxed measures put in place in Quebec red zones for March break will be left as they are — meaning cinemas, indoor pools and indoor skating rinks will continue to be open to the public after this week.
"We did open certain activities for spring break and we're leaving them open," said Legault.
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"There's a real risk of a third wave," Legault said.
"I understand that people are fed up. We're all fed up. But at the same time, we have to be able to be careful."
He said the possibility of lifting the curfew would depend on the evolution of the B.1.1.7 variant strain, which was identified in the U.K.
"It's hard to tell exactly where we'll be [after March break]. There's a block of two to four difficult weeks ahead of us," he said.
The province will lift some restrictions on sports in the coming weeks starting with sports in schools, which Legault said will be allowed from March 15 onwards.
Legault said the province will announce a reopening plan for sports next week.