Quebec is loosening a number of COVID-19 public health restrictions for sports and physical training both indoors and outdoors starting March 26.

Isabelle Charest, the minister responsible for sports, said Friday the government is taking a gradual approach so as not to reverse any progress made in the last few weeks. She described it as a first phase of deconfinement.

“The situation is still fragile,” she told reporters, adding that certain measures such as physical distancing must be maintained.

Under the plan, all indoor facilities — including gyms — can reopen in designated red zones such as Montreal in two weeks. However, training can only be done in pairs or with people from the same household when indoors.

“It should be noted that the physical distance of two meters must be respected at all times, regardless of the type of activity and the region in which it is practiced,” the government’s statement reads.

Charest also said she is increasingly hopeful that Quebecers will be able to resume a more normal life in the coming months, and she thanked them for being patient.

“I know the last few months were difficult and we asked a lot of you,” she said.

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