The county confinement returns to Catalonia from this Friday

On Friday, the regional confinement returns to Catalonia, also for the coexistence bubbles. The measure, which prohibits leaving the county unless for justified reasons, will take effect at midnight Thursday through Friday and will be in effect every day of the week, for the time being until Monday, April 19th. The curfew is still in force, between 22.00 and 6.00 in the whole territory.

It will only be possible to travel outside the region or the limits of Catalonia for the exceptions provided, such as work, health, studies, return to the place of habitual residence, care for the elderly, minors or dependents, or also minors in case the parents are separated, postponed examinations or causes of force majeure.

Authorized sports competitions and excursions or summer camps for school bubble groups are also included in the exceptions provided for. On the other hand, having a reservation in a hotel or tourist accommodation or a ticket to go to the theater, for example, does not entitle you to break the county confinement. Civil Protection recommends carrying a statement of self-responsibility justifying the reason for the displacement.

In the meetings and social gatherings, until Friday included, the measure of Easter agreed to the Interterritorial Council of Health continues in force: maximum of six people in outdoor public spaces, four indoors and only the cohabitants in the case of the domiciles.

From Saturday, it returns to the previous rule: a maximum of six people both inside and outside, unless they are cohabitants. It is encouraged to do them outdoors and avoid enclosed spaces, as well as limit visits to the most vulnerable people.
A coexistence bubble limit has not been set, but the recommendation to limit social interactions remains.

Trade and catering

Non-essential shopping and shopping malls can also open on weekends. The closing time is 9 pm. In the case of large establishments, they have limited the maximum area to 800 square meters and the capacity remains limited to 30%.

Bars and restaurants can offer table service continuously, from 7.30 am to 5 pm. The option of serving takeaway food outside of these hours is maintained. Until 22.00 if the customer takes it and until 23.00 if it is at home.

The capacity of 30% is maintained inside the establishments and without limit outside. The tables must respect the safety distances -2 meters between tables and 1 meter between people in the same table- and must be a maximum of 4 people or a coexistence bubble.

Restoration inside shopping centers remains closed. Hotel establishments can also provide catering services only to those staying, with a limit of 22.00.


All federated sports competitions are still authorized and public attendance is also allowed: 50% outdoors and 30% indoors.

The public with a pre-assigned seat is allowed, except in national and international competitions that have an express prohibition that other bodies have established, as in the case of football and basketball, which are held without an audience. The maximum capacity of the public is 50% of outdoor attendees and 30% indoors.

The reopening of the locker rooms of gyms and sports facilities has already been approved, although with a call to people to try not to use them. Group activities are allowed in indoor spaces that accredit adequate ventilation, with a maximum capacity of 30% and by appointment. In the swimming pools, the capacity is 50%.


Cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, concert halls, circuses and the like can open with 50% of the capacity and a maximum of 1,000 people seated in case the event is outdoors or in spaces with reinforced ventilation. If not, the maximum is 500 people, always seated. The closing time is at 22.00 and the ticket allows you to arrive at home later than this time.

Gala shows, festivals and award ceremonies can be held. In these events, 50% of the capacity must be respected, as museums, cinemas and theaters already do. Concert halls may open, but no bar service. It is allowed to open music restaurants, theater cafes and concert cafes under the same conditions as catering.

In addition, events linked to popular and traditional culture are allowed as long as they are static activities, which take place in a perimeter space or in an enclosed space. They have the same capacity limitations as the cultural activities of performing arts and music that are done in theaters or auditoriums and with the attendees seated.

Civic centers also allow the resumption of outdoor activity by people over the age of 60, always in groups of up to six people. Libraries, archives, museums, exhibition halls and art galleries have a capacity of 50%.

Religious acts and civil ceremonies

Civil or religious events, including weddings and funerals, must limit attendance to 30% of the capacity and to a maximum of 1,000 people, as long as they are outdoors or indoors with enhanced ventilation. If there is no such ventilation, the limit is 500 people.

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