Covid certificate no longer mandatory in the Canary Islands at any level

Published on February 04, 2022
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The Government Council of the Canary Islands, ratified the order of the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, by which, given the pronounced decrease in the Cumulative Incidence experienced in recent weeks, revokes the mandatory use of the COVID certificate on islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4. In this way, the use of this document would become voluntary at all alert levels.

In this sense, the Governing Council approves undertaking progressive de-escalation of the measures, as the number of new cases drops.

The order of revocation of the mandatory certificate will be published today in the BOC and as this happens, it activates the use of the voluntary covid certificate on all the islands regardless of the level they are at.

Ratification of the voluntary COVID certificate

Likewise, the Governing Council agreed to request the TSJC to extend for one more month the voluntary use of the Covid certificate, which would be in force on all the islands, regardless of the level of alert. As it is now, the voluntary COVID certificate remains in force until next February 9, so the extension would mean it would be in use until March 9.

A change in closing times for establishments

The Government of the Canary Islands approved to extend the opening hours for establishments on islands that are placed at levels 1, 2, or 3, while still maintaining the same schedule on islands at level 4. 

Until now, at alert level 1, the closing time was set at 3:00 am and starting tomorrow it will be set at 4:00 am; at alert level 2 it goes from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., and at level 3, where until now places had to close at 1:00 a.m., it goes to 2:00 a.m.

At alert level 4, the closing time for establishments and activities remains as until now, at 00:00.

In the event that the TSJC ratifies the extension of the voluntary use of the COVID certificate, those establishments that request the presentation of this document may extend their schedule, staying open until the closing time in place for islands one level lower than the one they're currently at (so if a restaurant placed on an island at level 3 will voluntary request the Covid certificate, they can stay open until the closing time established for restaurants on islands at level 2, meaning they could stay open for one more hour and close at 3:00 am instead of 2:00 am).

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