QUEBEC – Quebecers living in a red or orange zone could be fined if they move to a yellow or green zone, with a few exceptions.
The Department of Public Security said the fine would be between $ 1,000 and $ 6,000 and that random checks would be carried out by police in the yellow and green zones.
The ban went into effect Thursday and aims to limit the spread of COVID-19 in areas where the situation is currently under control.
However, there are several exceptions. For example, people with second homes in these areas will be allowed to visit, but only for maintenance purposes.
Persons transporting goods in these territories, whose movements are necessary for humanitarian purposes, or who go there to obtain or provide care or services required by their state of health, are also not covered by the prohibition.
People who need to travel to these areas for work or study, to comply with a court order or to exercise custody will also be able to access these areas, as will those who transport goods in transit through the Quebec.
In addition, a person returning to his main residence in the yellow or green zone from an orange or red zone must self-isolate for 14 days. An exception to this rule is made for people who have traveled for work or to comply with a court order, to allow the exercise of custody rights, to obtain or provide health care and services or for any purpose. humanitarian.
Nunavik and Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James are the regions in the green zone, while the CÃ´te-Nord, Nord-du-QuÃ©bec and GaspÃ©sie-Ãles-de-la-Madeleine are in the yellow zone .
– This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 8, 2021.