No. If a confinement order has been issued for a lessee by the National Public Health Director, the lessee must not leave their home until the isolation period is over, subject to a fine of $1,000 plus fees of $546.
The isolation period is 14 days at most. The isolation period ends when the person tests negative for COVID-19 or when the National Public Health Director or the attending physician deems that there is no more risk of contagion. A judge from the Court of Québec or the municipal courts of Montréal, Laval or Québec City with jurisdiction in the location can end an isolation order or reduce its term if they are of the opinion that there is no more risk of contagion or make any changes to the isolation order that seem to them to be reasonable under the circumstances. Likewise, the Public Health Director of the Laurentian health region or a person authorized to act on their behalf can authorize a person to enter or leave that sector, on conditions they determine. (Order number 2020-015 of the Minister of Health and Social Services, dated April 4, 2020, Order number 2020-016 of the Minister of Health and Social Services, dated April 7, 2020, and Order number 2020-018 of the Minister of Health and Social Services, dated April 9, 2020)
In these circumstances, the lessee must inform the lessor that they are subject to a confinement order. Note that the lease is not renewed but extended for the isolation period. The lessee must therefore pay the rent (including services) until they vacate the dwelling. They must also pay rent to their new lessor for the dwelling they have undertaken to rent. If the lessee feels they should not have to pay this rent in light of the circumstances (the confinement order), they can submit an application to recover it to the Régie du logement tribunal, which will determine the merit of the application.