Quebec businesses open their doors on Sunday after three weeks of mandatory closure to allow employees to rest.
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For the first time in 2022, customers can do their grocery shopping or buy a few winter items that are missing to go play outside on this Sunday day.
Quebecers also seemed to take advantage of this additional opening day on the weekend to go do some shopping, since the parking lots in front of these businesses were very full on Sunday morning.
If the traders are delighted with this reopening, the owners of big box stores, for their part, are preparing for the entry into force of the compulsory vaccine passport in their establishments.
From Monday, proof of vaccination will be required of all customers who want to enter a business with an area of more than 1,500 m2.
Thus, only properly vaccinated people will be able to enter Costco, Walmart and Canadian Tire stores, in particular.
The vaccine passport has also been in effect in SAQs and SQDCs since January 18.