Outdoor team sports in Quebec will gradually resume starting Monday

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By Basem Boshra, CTV Montreal

 

MONTREAL -- Outdoor team sports such as soccer and baseball in Quebec can resume as of Monday, the Quebec government announced Thursday.

Teams can start supervised outdoor training on that date; games could resume by the end of June if given the green light by Quebec public health officials, said Isabelle Charest, junior minister of education and minister for the status of women.

Charest said participants must respect public health guidelines, such as physical distancing, and rules that will be issued by governing bodies of amateur sports leagues.

Hockey played on indoor rinks do not have the green light to resume, Charest said, but outdoor hockey - such as ball hockey - will be permitted.

Private outdoor pools that are open to the public can also reopen as of Monday, Charest added. Public pools were given the green light to reopen last weekend.

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