Gran Canaria drops to Level 2 and the rest of the islands remain at the current levels
The Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, September 9th, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, to drop the alert level in the case of Gran Canaria from level 3 to level 2. This is the only change in alert levels this week in the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura and Tenerife will continue at level 3; Gran Canaria will be at level 2, dropping one level and passing from level 3 to level 2; Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma are all at level 1.
These alert levels and the local traffic lights system in the Canary Islands have nothing to do with UK's own traffic light system.
The Canary Islands also use the traffic lights system to announce the level of local restrictions on each island in the archipelago, based on the rate of new cases registered. This article refers to the local alert level on each island, which is assessed weekly by the Government of the Canary Islands.
Current Alert Levels in the Canary Islands:
- Alert Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma
- Alert Level 2: Gran Canaria
- Alert Level 3: Tenerife, Fuerteventura
- Alert Level 4: -
So currently in the Canary Islands archipelago, there are 4 islands placed at Alert Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma, 1 island placed at level 2: Gran Canaria and 2 islands placed at level 3: Tenerife Fuerteventura.