CONFIRMED: Tenerife moves to Level 2, Gran Canaria to Level 3
The Canary Islands Government have announced this evening, their confirmation after the extra Governing Council, that Tenerife will be in Level 2 restrictions from Monday, and Gran Canaria joins Lanzarote on Level 3.
The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, said on Thursday that the Government wanted an extra 48 hours to review the data and trends of the two islands, before committing to which levels they would be in. Over the last two days Gran Canaria has had 275 new cases and Tenerife has had 141 with the incidence rates of the two islands going in opposite directions, one up and one down.
This announcement means that from Monday 18th January at 00.00h, they will have the following restrictions:
LEVEL 2: TENERIFE
- 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%.
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LEVEL 3: GRAN CANARIA
- 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.