Gran Canaria moves up to Alert Level 3 and Tenerife goes down to Level 2

Published on January 17, 2021
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Due to the growing infection rate in Gran Canaria, it has been decided that the island will go up to Alert Level 3, while Tenerife has improved its numbers, so it goes down to Alert Level 2. The level changes will come into effect on Monday, January 18.

Gran Canaria will remain at Alert level 3 for at least 14 days and the preventive measures corresponding to this level will be applied, also in force on the island of Lanzarote.

Restrictions for Alert level 3 (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote)

There will be restrictions on the entry and exit of people in Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, except for justified causes which are mentioned in article 6 of the Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25.

Curfew from 10 pm

At alert level 3, the curfew is in place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every day, except for essential activities included in article 5 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, such as the acquisition of medicines and health products in pharmacy offices; assistance to health centers, services and establishments: assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons and compliance with work obligations; assistance and care of domestic animals or in livestock farms, among others.

Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces

At alert level 3, the permanence of people both in closed or outdoor spaces for public and private use will be limited to cohabitants, except in hotels and restaurants and respecting the maximum number of four users per table.

Maximum 4 people at a table in restaurants & indoor dining is prohibited

At alert level 3, the number of diners per table is maintained at 4 people, the closure to the public before 10 p.m. and the prohibition of service in interior areas.

On terraces, activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dances, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.

Gaming and betting establishments and premises

At alert level 3, recreational gaming and betting venues will be closed.

Sport practice

The practice of physical and sports activity is prohibited in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers. Physical exercise in the open air can be carried out individually and provided that the interpersonal safety distance of 2 meters can be maintained permanently.

Public transport

In the regular urban and metropolitan public land transport of travelers, on islands in alert levels 2 and 3, their capacity is reduced to 50%. On all the islands, the surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. During peak hours, avoid using public transport for non-essential trips. 

Restrictions for Alert level 2 (Tenerife, Fuerteventura)

Curfew from 11 pm

The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day.

Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces

The permanence of groups of people is limited to a maximum of 4 people, except in the case of cohabitants. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will not exceed 4 people.

Maximum 4 people at a table in restaurants 

The number of diners per table is reduced to 4 people and it closes to the public before 11 pm.

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

Sport practice

For collective activities in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers where it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of 2 meters permanently, a maximum number of 4 people per group is allowed, including the supervisor.

Public transport

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

Restrictions at Alert level 1 (La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro)

Curfew from midnight

The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 00:00 to 06:00 every day.

Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces

The permanence of groups of people is limited to a maximum of 6 people, except in the case of cohabiting, understanding as such the people who reside under the same roof. In the event that the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, the group will not exceed 6 people.

Maximum 6 people at a table in restaurants

The number of diners per table is reduced to 6 people and the closure to the public before 00.00 hours. On the terraces or other open-air spaces dependent on the establishment, activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dances, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.

Sport practice

For collective activities in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers where it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of 2 meters permanently, a maximum number of 6 people per group is allowed, including the supervisor. 

Public transport

Surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. During peak hours, avoid using public transport for non-essential trips. It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules, ensuring adequate ventilation and compliance with preventive measures, which include not eating or drinking and using the mask correctly.

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