Quebec has undergone all kinds of changes to deal with the current situation, which led the province to be put on a virtual standstill. As a result, non-essential businesses have had to close their doors and some essential businesses have seen alterations to their schedules. Quebec grocery stores having to close their doors on Sundays is an example of such.
If Sunday was your usual grocery shopping today, I have good news! As of May 24, their doors will be open seven days a week again.
The closure of several businesses on Sundays that was announced back in March was said to be a way give employees an additional day to rest during this busy time, among other things.
Initially scheduled to last all of April, this measure was extended until May 31.
And now, it seems that it has seen its end a week in advance.
The Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Pierre Fitzgibbon, made the announcement in a press release that was issued on May 18.
Starting again today, May 24, "the usual regulations concerning business hours will apply," the press release states.
"As a result, all commercial establishments currently authorized to open their doors will now be able to reopen on Sundays."
"In addition, merchants will no longer be able to extend their business hours from Monday to Saturday," the press release told us.
Several grocery chains have announced their new schedules on social networks, including Super C, Metro, and IGA.
While the deconfinement and reopenings of certain businesses have already begun in regions outside the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), Montrealers will also be able to take advantage of the reopening of the economy as of Monday, May 25.
Several businesses in the city that have an exterior door usually used by customers will be able to start welcoming customers again.