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QFMA’s recommendations and useful links

May 1st, 2020

We provide you with resources, classified thematically, that you might need as an entrepreneur to get through the COVID-19 crisis. This page will be updated regularly.

If you have implemented effective strategies, we invite you to share with Marie-Eve Boucher, by email or by phone at 514 866-3631 ext. 209.



Reopening of the Manufacturing Industry

  • Starting on May 11, 2020, manufacturing companies in all regions of Québec can resume their activities. However, they must at all times throughout the day limit staff per shift on a given site to a maximum of 50 workers and 50% of the employees exceeding the limit of 50 workers. 
  • Starting on May 25, 2020, manufacturing companies throughout Québec will be authorized to resume their operations with no restriction on the number of employees present to ensure such operations.

For more details

In these special circumstances, the CNESST wishes to remind you of the importance of taking every means to protect workers’ health and ensure their safety. For this purpose, we offer you information and practical tools. We encourage you to download them and take good note of them: 


Sanitary Measures

Guide for essential suppliers

Need masks, gowns, protective uniforms? Here is the practical guide for essential suppliers (PDF in French)

Support to truck drivers 

In the context of the COVID-19, Camo-route (Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie du transport routier au Québec) notices a problematic regarding the access to sanitary installations and rest areas for truck drivers when making deliveries and picking up merchandise from clients. In order to support drivers in their job and to assure them healthy and safe working conditions, Camo-route is asking that sanitary installations and rest areas remain accessible to them, who are playing an essential role in routing merchandise of all kind (medication, food, oil products, etc.).

Instructions and Directives

The following guide indicates to Quebecers how best to protect themselves against COVID-19, take care of themselves and provide basic care to their family circle, and know where and when to consult if the need arises for care services.

Self-care Guide


Human Resources

(teleworking, Work-Sharing, Employment Insurance, etc.)


Financial Support Measures

(BDC, IQ, etc)

For Workers


For Businesses


For Insurance

EGR COVID-10 Prevention Newsletter


Post-crisis recovery

  • The IRSST (Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et sécurité du travail) prepared an action plan for the planification of the resumption of activities in workplaces, following the mandatory business closure. The dowloadable plan suggests the steps to follow to prevent risks of COVID-19 transmission. Downloadable plan (in French only)


The QFMA is working with the government to prepare a recovery plan. We will keep you posted on developments.