Lanzarote drops to Level 2, Gran Canaria and Tenerife stay at Level 4, but with eased restrictions

Published on February 17, 2022
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Weekly update in Alert Levels in the Canary Islands today, February 17th: Lanzarote drops to Level 2, the only island to change its alert level, while the rest of the Canaries stay at their current alert levels, but with eased restrictions.

This means that Tenerife and Gran Canaria remain at alert level 4; and La Palma, Fuerteventura, El Hierro, La Gomera remain at level 3 and Lanzarote (including also La Graciosa) drops to Level 2.

What are the new changes in restrictions in the Canary Islands?

For Gran Canaria and Tenerife, the islands currently at Level 4, the new closing time for establishment (bars, restaurants) will be 3:00 am, the maximum indoor capacity will be 50% and 75% outdoors, while the maximum groups allowed to sit together will be restricted to 8 people. 

Measures for Gran Canaria and Tenerife at level 4:

  • General capacity: 75% outdoors and 50% indoors.
  • Groups of people in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors: 8 people maximum, except cohabitants.
  • Closing times in establishments: 03:00.
  • Nightlife: 75% outdoors and 50% indoors, tables of 8 people and closes at 03:00.
  • Hotels and restaurants: 75% capacity outdoors and 50% indoors, tables of 8 people and closing time at 03:00.
  • The practice of non-federated physical and sports activity outdoors and in sports facilities and centers: 75% capacity outdoors and 50% indoors and in groups of a maximum of 8 people, except cohabitants.
  • Federated sports practice at a regional or island level, outdoors or in closed spaces, and non-federated sports practice outdoors: 85% public capacity outdoors and 75% public capacity indoors.
  • Cultural activity: in open-air public spaces it will have 85% capacity and in closed cultural and artistic venues and establishments 75%.
  • Essential retail stores: the maximum capacity in closed spaces is set at 75%.

Measures in place for the rest of the islands: Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro:

  • General capacity: 100% outdoors and 75% indoors.
  • Groups of people in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors: 12 people maximum, except cohabitants.
  • Closing times in establishments: 04:00.
  • Nightlife: 100% outdoors and 75% indoors, at tables of 12 people and closing at 04:00.
    Hotels and restaurants: 100% capacity outdoors and 75% indoors, at tables of 12 people and closing time at 04:00.
  • The practice of non-federated physical and sports activity outdoors and in sports facilities and centers: 100% capacity outdoors and 75% indoors and in groups of a maximum of 12 people, except cohabitants.
  • Federated sports practice at a regional or island level, outdoors or in closed spaces, and non-federated sports practice outdoors: 100% public capacity outdoors and 75% public capacity indoors.
  • Cultural activity: in open-air public spaces it will have 100% capacity and in closed cultural and artistic venues and establishments 75%.
  • Health centers: visits are normally allowed in hospitals.

In the Autonomous Community as a whole, between February 8 and 14, 5,169 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, which represents a reduction of around 17% in the daily average of new cases in relation to the previous week. The Accumulated Incidence decreased by 17% at 7 days in the Canary Islands, so from a weekly average of 286.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it went to 237.6 cases this week.

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