Along with its economic and tourist industry partners, the Ville has done everything possible in recent weeks to make Mont-Tremblant, as a destination, both welcoming and safe. The operation has had the desired effect: summer and the reopening of most economic sectors are currently generating a marked increase in traffic in our area and our businesses. Mont-Tremblant and its partners would like, however, to ensure that the opening up of both the tourist industry and the economy are sustainable and to remind businesspeople and their customers to keep up the good work…not to relax their efforts.
In recent days, both residents and visitors have shown their concern when they observe some loosening of the measures of prevention against COVID-19. It’s important to state again that the strictness our businesses show in getting people – both staff and customers – to respect distancing measures and health safety measures is crucial to a strong relaunch and to keeping Mont-Tremblant known as an international-level tourist destination.
A reminder of the measures:
- distancing of two (2) metres between people who don’t live under the same roof, including in restaurants and bars;
- hand washing or hand disinfection upon entering a business;
- wearing of protective equipment by staff and application of health safety protocols in line with the activity sector;
- wearing a mask is recommended in closed spaces and is required starting July 13 in public transit vehicles;
- respecting respiration etiquette (for instance, coughing into one’s elbow).
New measures for bars were announced yesterday. Starting today, July 10, bars must stop selling alcohol at midnight and all customers must have left the premises by 1 a.m. Customers must be seated to consume alcohol; dancing is still forbidden. The capacity of the premises must be less than 50 per cent of that written on the alcohol permit. Lastly, bar owners are asked to keep a record of the contact information of customers or of one designated person per group of customers.
1000 prevention agents
The Ville and its partners would also like to remind people that the government of Québec has announced the addition of 1,000 agents of prevention on the ground to support Québec businesses and make them even more aware of the importance of applying the public health measures. The government’s intent is to reach more than 200,000 employers; Mont-Tremblant businesses will most certainly be contacted by these agents.
The Ville and its partners remind everyone of the following. Considering that the consequences of a new lockdown would be devastating, the business community and its customers must participate actively in the collective effort to avoid the spread of the virus. Let’s be vigilant, protect customers as well as staff, and take care of our economic and tourist-related relaunch.