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Everything You Need To Know About Wearing A Mask For Outdoor Activities In Quebec

Another bunch of rules to remember about masking up for outdoor group activities.

As of April 8, wearing a mask outside while doing activities in a group is mandatory in Quebec's orange and red zones.

Whether you're going for a walk with your friends or getting together for a game with your soccer league, you're going to need to remember another bunch of new rules about wearing a mask.

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What is the new Quebec mask measure?

As per the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS), it's "compulsory to wear face coverings when practising sports or recreational activities in groups of more than two people who do not live together."

You'll need to wear a mask when conducting anything that qualifies as a group "leisure or sporting activity."

This includes, according to a statement from the MSSS shared with Narcity Québec, "playing outside, walking, running, golfing, etc." in groups.

In the orange zone, a maximum of 12 people can participate in such group activities.

In red zones, the maximum is eight people.

Got all that? 

Ok so, a mask is mandatory, but are there any exceptions?

Naturally! 

According to the MSSS, "if the people remain seated 2 metres apart, or if they carry out their activity alone [...], they do not have to wear a face covering."

And finally, the rules do not apply "to children under 10 years of age, people who have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or who need to remove it momentarily for drinking, eating or identification purposes."

How long will this last?

No idea. 

At this point, the government hasn't hinted at when any of these new measures will be lifted.

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