The rules in co-ownerships starting May 28
The information and recommendations provided by the RGCQ are of a general nature. Their application must be adapted to the situation in your co-ownership. We invite you to regularly consult the instructions issued by the various levels of government and to consult the appropriate professionals when necessary.
Montreal, May 28, 2021 – The deconfinement that is starting in Québec will have an impact on co-ownerships. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, it is important to remember that it is not the role of the Board members to monitor or control the comings and goings in the Syndicate in order to ensure that health regulations are being followed. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend that you contact your local public health office. They will be able to give you the most accurate interpretation of the particular situation you are facing. You can consult the complete list of rules in effect by alert level on the government’s website.
Outdoor gatherings on private property:
Outdoor gatherings of up to 8 people or the occupants of two residences are permitted in red and orange zones. A physical distance of two meters must be respected at all times between members of different households.
Therefore, outdoor gatherings will be permitted in private, common and common portions for restricted use provided that all guidelines are followed.
Indoor gatherings in private areas:
In red and orange zones, private indoor gatherings (in private, common and common portions for restricted use) are prohibited. There are exceptions to this prohibition, notably for people living alone, planned renovations or caregivers.
In yellow zones, occupants of two residences may gather indoors if they practice social distancing and wear masks.
Indoor and outdoor sports and recreational facilities (pools, terraces, green spaces, etc.):
Co-ownerships may open all of their sports and recreational amenities, both indoors and outdoors. The facility’s capacity must be adapted to respect the maximum capacity of users permitted in order to respect social distancing guidelines. The syndicate must ensure a safe and clean environment by putting in place measures appropriate to the location and its uses (i.e. disinfection, posting instructions.).
General assemblies and board meetings:
It is now possible for up to 8 participants to hold General Meetings or Board Meetings outdoors. Social distancing must be maintained throughout the course of the meeting. If you choose to do this, keep in mind that the nature of these meetings are not public; some of the items discussed may be confidential. If you are unable to hold an in-person meeting in optimal conditions, it is always possible to use technological tools and have a virtual meeting.
We are in the process of obtaining more information about the ability to hold meetings in rented spaces or in the Syndicate’s common room. We will keep you informed of the situation once we have confirmed the rules that will apply.