National Police close bar with 30 people inside dancing to live music
The National Police has released a press statement showing that they have processed 418 fines in the last week in Tenerife, for breaches of Level 3 regulations against Covid-19, the majority for not wearing a mask or wearing it improperly, and for not respecting the 10pm curfew.
In total, 202 of the fines were related to masks, which continues to be the most common breach of regulations on the island, but 182 of them were for not being home by the 10pm curfew, as these sanctions were registered before Tenerife entered Level 2 on Monday.
In La Laguna, officers were called to a venue on Saturday night that had live music and 30 clients inside, who were not respecting distancing, not wearing masks, and were not supposed to be inside in the first place. In fact, when the police entered, they were asked if they wanted to join in!
The police remind that although live music is permitted in areas that allow it, activities that encourage audience participation and breaking distancing rules are not permitted, including karaoke and dancing. The officers issued fines for the person in charge of the bar and the 30 clients, for disrespecting the measures established by the authorities.
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By municipalities, the National Police made 113 proposals for sanctions in the capital of Tenerife, 77 in La Laguna, 175 in the sum of the municipalities of Adeje and Arona, 43 between the towns of Puerto de la Cruz and Los Realejos, and 10 in the town of Santa Cruz de la Palma.
Please be reminded that although the island has moved to Level 2 meaning that the inside of venues is open and closing times are now 11pm, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and could easily move back to Level 3 if regulations are abused.