MONTREAL -- Quebec day camps will open as of June 22 across the province, Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday.

Camp groups will be smaller and physical distancing directives will be in place, Legault added.

Legault called on young Quebecers across the province to sign up to be camp counsellors this summer.

"Children need to see each other and to get moving," Legault said, adding that no decision has been made yet about sleepaway camps.

As with all of the recent easing of restrictions that had been put in place in Quebec to fight the spread of COVID-19, Legault said the camps would open only if the COVID-19 situation remains stable in the province.

Asked about a possible reopening of public pools as well, Legault said an announcement about that would be made in the coming days.

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