Alert level changes: Tenerife moves to Level 2… almost!

2021/01/14 17:18:24 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Following the Governing Council meeting today to review the latest epidemiological data of the islands, and the level of restrictions implemented to restrict the spread of Covid-19, they have decided to make the following changes that take effect from this Monday 18th January 2021, although the levels for Gran Canaria and Tenerife will be finally confirmed on Saturday, depending on their data over the next 48 hours.

This means, as explained by the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, in the press conference after the Governing Council, that as long as the data continues on a downward trend for Tenerife as it has done so, the island will move to Level 2, and vice versa for Gran Canaria. These are the levels announced:

LEVEL 1: EL HIERRO, LA PALMA, LA GOMERA
LEVEL 2: TENERIFE, FUERTEVENTURA
LEVEL 3: GRAN CANARIA, LANZAROTE

This means that the following restrictions will apply in each of the islands and will be confirmed in the BOC before Sunday night.

LEVEL 1 RESTRICTIONS:
- Curfew between midnight and 6am every day.

- The maximum number of people allowed in a group is 6. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will also not exceed 6 people (not including children aged 6 and under).

- In bars restaurants cafeterias and terraces, bars the number of clients per table is 6 people, and all establishments must be closed to the public before midnight (00.00 hours).

- On terraces or other outdoor spaces dependent on the establishment, activities that encourage interactions and not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dancing, audience participation, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.

- For group sport activities in the interior areas of sports facilities and centres where it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of 2 metres permanently, a maximum number of 6 people per group is allowed, including the monitor/instructor.

- In addition, in outdoor spaces, team sports or those practices or exercises in which the maintenance of said distance cannot be guaranteed at all times, may not be practiced. For group activities in which it is not possible to maintain the safety distance of 2 metres permanently, a maximum number of 6 people per group is allowed, respectively, including the monitor/instructor.

- In regular urban and metropolitan public land passenger transport, capacity is reduced to 50%.

LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS:
- Curfew between 11pm and 6am every day.

- The maximum number of people allowed in a group is 4. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will also not exceed 4 people (not including children aged 6 and under).

- Bars, cafes, restaurants and terraces must close to the public before 11pm, and the number of diners per table 4 people.

 - Bars, cafes, and restaurants can use interior spaces up to 50% of capacity.

- Terraces can be used maintaining interpersonal safety distances.

- Activities that encourage interaction and not or not wearing masks, such as dancing, audience participation, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.

- Sports centres and gymnasiums can use interiors to a maximum of 50%, except in group activities where it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of 2 metres permanently, a maximum number of 4 people per group are allowed, including the monitor/instructor.

- In outdoor spaces, team sports or those practices or exercises in which the distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times, may not be practiced. For group activities in which it is not possible to maintain the safety distance of 2 metres permanently, a maximum number of 4 people per group is allowed, including the monitor/instructor.

- Hospital centres and health care centres. Visits will be limited and must be supervised by centre staff.

- In regular urban and metropolitan public land passenger transport, capacity is reduced to 50%.

LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS:
- The restriction on the entry and exit of people to the island, except for essential reasons that are contemplated in article 6 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25.

- Curfew between 10pm and 6am every day.

- Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces is limited to cohabitating people, except in hospitality venues, ie bars, restaurants and cafes, always respecting the maximum number of four people per table (not including children aged 6 and under).

- Specific measures for hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes. At alert Level 3, the number of diners per table is maintained at 4 people, the establishment must be closed to the public before 10pm, and the use of interior space is prohibited.

- The collection service of food and beverages on the premises and home delivery is allowed.

- On the terraces or other outdoor spaces dependent on the establishment, activities that encourage interactions and not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dancing, audience participation, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.

- Gaming and betting establishments, and recreational gaming and betting venues will be closed.

- Sports practice. The practice of physical and sports activity is prohibited in the interior areas of sports facilities and centres. Physical exercise in the open air can be carried out individually and provided that the interpersonal safety distance of 2 metres can be maintained permanently.

- Hospital centres and health care centres. In hospitals, external visits are suspended except in the case of minors, pregnant women, accompanying terminal patients and those other clinical situations that are considered necessary at the discretion of the physician.

- In nursing homes for the elderly, residents' exits outside the centres and external visits are suspended, except in the case of accompanying terminal patients and those other situations that are considered necessary at the discretion of the centre's management for health reasons.

- In regular urban and metropolitan public land passenger transport, capacity is reduced to 50%. It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules, ensuring adequate ventilation and compliance with preventive measures, which include not eating or drinking and using masks correctly.