Exactly what restrictions are in place in Tenerife until 10th December?

2020/11/27 08:29:22 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

The Canary Islands Government have announced the red traffic light and extra measures to contain Covid spreading are now in force until December 10thin Tenerife, but what are they?

Here is a complete overview so you know exactly what regulations are in place according to the BOC–2020/233 published on Friday 13th November 2020:

Social and family gatherings:              
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Maximum 6 people, in spaces for public or private use (including your home), closed or outdoors, except cohabitants.
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In the event that the groups include both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, this number cannot be exceeded.

People at risk who cannot use a mask:
- Prohibited to attend mass events and acts.
- Prohibited to go to any place where other members of the public may be.
- Prohibited to use public transport.

Mobility:    
- Recommended to only leave the home when necessary and avoid closed spaces in which activities incompatible with the use of masks are carried out, or in which many people attend.
- Applicable to entire population.       

Hospitality and catering - Interior areas:  
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Maximum occupancy of 1/3 of the authorized capacity.
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Maximum occupancy of 6 people per table.
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Distance of at least 2 metres between chairs occupied by people on different tables.
- Customers must remain seated at the table at all times; limiting movement within the establishment to what is strictly necessary and maintaining interpersonal safety distance.
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Maximum of 2 people are allowed together at the bar at the same time, with a distance of 2 metres between these groups, with signs marking the distancing.
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Complete closing of the establishment or premises at 11:00pm.
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It is allowed to provide a take away service of collecting food and beverages on site, and for home delivery.

Hospitality and catering - Outdoor terraces and spaces:
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Maximum occupancy of 50% authorized capacity.
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Maximum occupancy of 6 people per table.
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Distance of at least 2 metres between chairs occupied by people on different tables.
- Customers must remain seated at the table at all times, limiting movement within the establishment to what is strictly necessary and maintaining interpersonal safety distance.
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If it is an outside bar, a maximum of 2 people are allowed together at the bar at the same time, with a distance of 2 metres between these groups, with signs marking the distancing.
- Smoking is prohibited on terraces and must be off site, and not sat at a table. 2 metres distance must be maintained between smokers, including vapes and other tobacco inhalation devices.
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Complete closing of the establishment or premises at 11:00pm.
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It is allowed to provide a take away service of collecting food and beverages on site, and for home delivery.

Tobacco use and use of inhalation devices:          
- Tobacco consumption and inhalation devices, including water pipes, hookahs, and shishas, are prohibited in places of entertainment, leisure, hotels, restaurants, even on terraces.

Tourist accommodation establishments - Common areas e.g. reception:
- Only 1/3 of the authorized capacity is allowed for all common areas. This includes any catering and hospitality areas in hotels, and restaurant areas.

Camping, shelters, non-social shelters and overnight camps:
- Closed. Camping is prohibited.

Beaches:
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50% of the established capacity.
- Maximum groups of up to 6 people, except cohabitants.
- Non-cohabitants must stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other when not using a mask on the beach, i.e. sunbathing or swimming.

Recreational, leisure and leisure boats with economic activity:     
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1/3 of the authorized capacity.
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Excursions contracted by groups of stable coexistence of no more than 6 people, maintaining distance between different groups, in addition to the mandatory use of masks.

Transport e.g. coaches:
- The maximum occupancy will be adjusted to the limitations established by the competent authority in matters of transport.

Tour guide activity:
- Activities in stable coexistence groups of 6 people, up to a maximum of 20 people.
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Maintaining the safety distance between the different groups at all times.

Active tourism activities:        
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Up to a maximum of 20 people in stable coexistence groups of 6 people in each group.
- Maintaining the safety distance between the different groups at all times.

Cultural activities in cinemas, theatres, auditoriums and similar spaces:
- 1/3 of the authorized capacity in interior spaces.
- 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor spaces.
- It is forbidden to eat or drink during the performances.

Public shows, e.g. concerts:
- 1/3 of the authorized capacity in outdoor facilities and the attendance of the public in closed facilities is prohibited.
- Public in stable coexistence groups, of maximum 6 people, separated at least 1.5 metres from each other.
- Eating, drinking or smoking is prohibited.
- Subject to authorization of mass events.

Other commercial and non-commercial establishments or premises: (except medical or health services)
- Maximum 50% of the authorized capacity.

Sports activity in indoor areas of sports facilities, gyms and centres:
- Up to a maximum of 25 participants simultaneously, with a capacity limitation of 50%, e.g. gymnasium.
- Public attendance to watch sports is prohibited.
- Maximum number of 6 people in group activities, e.g. classes.
- The practice of contact sports is prohibited with another person.
- Masks are mandatory during exercise except for sports that require the use of swimming pools, or outdoor sports courts, exclusively during these activities and respecting the maximum occupancy for each game or sport.
- Centres must guarantee the ventilation of the establishment for at least 30 minutes at the beginning and end of each day, and at the end of each group activity.
- In case of mechanical ventilation, the internal air recirculation function cannot be used.
- If ventilation cannot be guaranteed, the establishment must remain closed.
- In the case of sports activities for minors in outdoor facilities that have stands, it may be allowed that the companions (maximum of 2 people per child), can occupy them up to a maximum of ⅓ of the total capacity, keeping all prevention and protection measures.

Places of religious worship:
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1/3 of the authorized capacity inside the establishment.
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Prohibited outside or on public roads.

Wedding ceremonies and other religious or civil celebrations:
- 1/3 of the authorized capacity in churches or other premises for the ceremony.
- 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor spaces and 1/3 in indoor spaces for the meal and celebration.
- Maximum number of 20 people outdoors and 10 indoors.

Wakes:        
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1/3 of the authorized capacity.
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Maximum number of 10 people in closed spaces.
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Maximum number of 20 people in open spaces.

Burials or cremations:   
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1/3 of the authorized capacity.
- Burials can have a maximum number of 20 people.
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Cremations can have a maximum number of 5 people.           

Museums, exhibition halls, monuments and other cultural facilities:
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1/3 of the authorized capacity for each of the rooms and spaces.
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Maximum number of 6 people in group activities.

Libraries:
- 50% of the authorized capacity for each of the rooms and spaces.
- Maximum number of 6 people in group activities.

Government offices for the public:
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50% of the authorized capacity for each of the rooms and spaces.
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Maximum number of 6 people in group activities.

Student residences:
- Visits to student residences are prohibited.

Recreational centres for children and young people, neighbourhood associations, etc:       
- They will remain closed.

In addition to these extra restrictions, please remember the standard regulations that apply in all of the Canary Islands are also applicable, which are:

- The continued use of masks in all spaces, indoor and outdoor, regardless of maintaining the safety distance
- Coughing in the flexion of the elbow or a tissue, not in your hand.
- Frequent hand washing and sanitising.
- Maintaining the interpersonal safety distance at all times of 1.5 metres.
- The prohibition of smoking while walking on public roads or in outdoor spaces when a minimum interpersonal distance of 2 metres cannot be respected.

Only by everyone complying with all the measures will it be possible to control the upward trend in the transmission of the virus and improve epidemiological data in Tenerife, which will then allow the restrictions to be softened or lifted in time for Christmas.