And the next singer is... Karaoke is allowed again in level 1 islands
More details have now emerged from the Governing Council regarding their decision to allow nightlife to re-open from June 18th. It has emerged that it only applies to islands in alert Level 1 due to the worrying situation of the epidemiological data in Tenerife and Lanzarote which are in Level 2, with closing times of 2am, capacity limitations, table service, no dancing, but you can sing on the karaoke... with restrictions in place.
“You will not be able to dance. You will not be able to sing, and even in karaokes you will have to sing wearing a mask. They will not be open all night as we are still in a pandemic”, explained the Canarian Government spokesman, about the limitations imposed on the nightlife sector. "Yes, we will allow them to open, but we have to regulate the capacity, the number of people per table, and the distance between tables, with greater intensity," he added.
REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGHTLIFE ESTABLISHMENTS:
Nightlife establishments, such as nightclubs, discos, fun pubs with and without live performances and karaoke, on islands in alert level 1 (currently those of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro) must comply with the limitations for capacity and maximum occupancy established and adequate ventilation, both indoors and outdoors, as well as keeping a record of attendees to ensure traceability in the event of the possible detection of a case during the following 30 days. The maximum occupancy per table will be 10 people outdoors and 4 indoors.
The consumption of food and beverages will be carried out at the table, with clients seated, a safety distance of 2 metres and correct use of the mask, except at the time of ingestion of food or beverages, must be observed.
Dancing is not allowed, so dance floors must be sealed or, where appropriate, be occupied by tables without exceeding the allowed capacity. Likewise, in the interior spaces forced ventilation will be used, in order to obtain an adequate renewal of the air.
There is also speculation that live performances (i.e. karaoke, singers etc) will only be allowed on ‘proper’ stages with the front tables at least 2 metres from the stage, and not in public access areas, otherwise the performers will also have to wear masks to sing, to prevent the transmission of the virus via droplets.
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MASS EVENTS INCLUDING CONCERTS AND SPORTS EVENTS:
As for the mass events that are held sporadically and in places other than the usual ones, i.e not in stadiums, auditoriums etc, with a number of attendees of less than 750 people, from now on they will not require the prior authorization of the Directorate of the Canarian Health Service, a requirement that is needed if they want to exceed that number of people.
These activities, which include cultural, recreational, leisure (music) or sports events, may be held both indoors and outdoors on islands at alert level 1, and only outdoors on those at alert level 2, with the public seated and a maximum capacity of 50%, while in alert levels 3 and 4 this type of public event cannot be held.
As these are ‘one-off’ events the total capacity of the venue must be calculated at a rate of 2.25 square metres per person. The agreement also eliminates the maximum number of people who can attend conferences, business meetings, and events promoted by any entity, public or private, held on islands in levels 1 and 2. As for levels 3 and 4, they can only be done electronically.