Since Friday, May 22, outdoor gatherings of 10 people or fewer have been allowed in Quebec. Though, even gatherings of this size require a social distance of two metres to be maintained between everyone. Last week, police in the City of Mont-Tremblant had to intervene and break up a Quebec party that broke those rules.

The whole thing went down on Wednesday, May 20, right near the Tremblant Resort, said agent Éric Cadotte in a press release issued on May 25.

The 911 call was made around 5:00 p.m. The party involved a DJ, balloons, a giant screen, banners, and “excessive music.”

The attendees also happened to be from several different places including Montreal, Ottawa, and New York. The police said that people were coming and going from the residence as they pleased.

They also said that the two-metre distance would have been difficult, if not impossible to respect in those close quarters.

The small space and the number of people combined just made it impossible to follow COVID-19 health mandates.

As of now, a total of 12 general offence reports have been dished out. Infractions like these can lead to fines between $1,000 and $6,000.

The Mont-Tremblant City Police Service also took the opportunity to remind citizens of the rules regarding outdoor gatherings.

A maximum number of 10 people are allowed, they advised in the release. 

In addition, the two metres of physical distance between people from different households must be maintained.


This article was originally published in French on Narcity Canada.

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