Hospitality sector is studying legal ways to avoid closing interiors in Tenerife
The president of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Restauration and Leisure Association (AERO), Ramón Fariña, has said today, Thursday, that judicial means are being studied to avoid the closure of the interiors of bars, restaurants and leisure venues following the Canary Islands Government has decreed that the island of Tenerife rises to level 3 of epidemiological alert.
"We did not expect it, we do not understand their decision, it has no logic," he told Europa Press, given that there are “currently no outbreaks originating from the hospitality industry" but sector has been penalized since the state of alarm and curfew finished, and social gatherings are allowed.
Fariña commented on the fact that the measure, which will come into force this Saturday and will last until at least July 7th, "will slowdown our economic recovery and projects an unfavourable image of Tenerife at the eve of the summer tourist campaign.”
He added that they hope to meet with the Government of the Canary Islands as soon as possible to "desist" from this decision, and keep the interior capacity at 50%, given that the new measure "is not fair”.
Likewise, he has questioned the work of the tracers because "they have not given exact information" of the infections and the leisure and restaurant venues can be inspected, and although he has assumed that the island has a "social problem" with the pandemic, he has rejected that people are "partying all day."