The Canary Islands will ask the Superior Court of Justice for a nightly confinement in Tenerife between 00:30 and 06:00

The Government of the Canary Islands has announced this Thursday, July 8, changes in the current health alert levels in the islands. The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, explained that Gran Canaria will go up to alert level 2. The rest of the islands remain unchanged: El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera and Lanzarote remain at level 1, Fuerteventura continues at level 2 and Tenerife, at level 3.

The Canary Islands registers more than 500 infections this Thursday, the worst data since the pandemic began

The Canary Islands registers more than 500 infections this Thursday, the worst data since the pandemic began

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Trujillo has appeared after the Governing Council, which has lasted until 9:30 p.m., and has advanced that the regional Executive will request the Higher Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) authorization to restrict night mobility between 00:30 and 06:00 on the islands at level 3 and 4. In addition, in these territories the sale of alcohol will be limited and the beaches and parks will be closed from 8:00 p.m., in order to avoid drinking bottles.

The Canary Islands Government has also adopted other measures for the islands at level 3, such as reducing the capacity of urban and interurban public transport to 33% and reinforcing the influx. He has also recommended not to consume food indoors and to apply telework whenever necessary. Likewise, authorizations to hold events that exceed 750 people will be denied.

On the other hand, Trujillo has announced a package of sanitary measures such as screening and speeding up vaccination. Along these lines, the counselor has specified that the Islands will receive a booster until July 26 for the supply of the Moderna vaccine. “Our autonomous community was one of the most affected by the change in the vaccination schedule for Astra Zeneca,” justified the head of the Ministry of Health.

This same Thursday, the Canary Islands has registered its worst data since the pandemic broke out in March 2020. The Health Ministry of the Regional Executive has notified 513 new infections in a single day. The island that has captured most of these positives is Tenerife (299), followed by Gran Canaria (143). Trujillo has indicated that the population with ages under 40 are the most affected by contagion. In addition, the Minister of Health has warned that the Delta variant is much more contagious and has a “very high prevalence” in the two capital islands, accounting for 40% of the positives in Gran Canaria and 23% in Tenerife.

Restrictions for Gran Canaria, in level 2

Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces. The permanence of groups of people is limited to a maximum of 6, except in the case of cohabitants. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will not exceed 6 people.

Specific measures for hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes. The number of diners per table is reduced to 6 people on the terrace and 4 indoors and closing before 11pm. In the terraces or other outdoor spaces depending on the establishment, the maximum authorized capacity will be 75% and 50% indoors, with a maximum authorized of 2 people at the bar, with a safety distance between them of 2 meters.

On the terraces or other open-air spaces dependent on the establishment, activities that promote not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dances, karaoke, etc., are prohibited.

The new measure announced by the Canarian Executive is the obligation in phases 1 and 2 to request the data of the clients who access the interior of the restaurants, in order to be able to locate them in case a positive is detected between them in the following days.

Sport practice. For group activities in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers where it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of two meters permanently, a maximum number of 6 people per group is allowed, including the monitor. In addition, the safety distance of two meters between the different groups will be guaranteed at all times. 55% of the capacity will not be exceeded for each of the rooms and sports centers.

Sports are allowed outdoors in groups of maximum 6 people, including a monitor, if the interpersonal safety distance of two meters cannot be maintained permanently. Non-professional federated sports activity is allowed in modalities with more than 10 people to exceed the maximum necessary for the development of the activity.

Labor sphere. The capacity is 50% capacity in common spaces (toilets, office, meeting rooms, entrance …)

Public transport. In the regular public urban and metropolitan land passenger transport, its capacity is reduced to 50%. Surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. At peak times, avoid using public transport for non-essential or postponed trips.

Beaches. Groups may not exceed a maximum of six people. Non-cohabitants should keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from each other when not using the mask.

Hospital centers and health care centers. In hospital centers, external visits are limited, remaining under the supervision of the center. In addition, the use of FFP2-type masks and face shields is recommended by personnel who have direct care with patients in these centers, as well as reinforcing ventilation.

Cultural activities in theaters, cinemas and auditoriums. The capacity will be 55% and there will be two free seats (indicating the prohibition of use) between groups in the same row, and one free seat in front of and behind each occupied seat. In the absence of fixed seats, the safety distance of 1.5 meters between groups will be maintained.

Museums, exhibition halls, monuments and libraries. A capacity of 50% will be allowed, in groups of a maximum of six people. Wakes and burials. The capacity will be 50% and a maximum of 20 people will be allowed outdoors and 10 indoors. In the entourage funeral and farewell ceremonies of the deceased the maximum will be 25 people, while in the act of cremation, five.

Wedding. The capacity of 50% is allowed with a maximum of 100 people.

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