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Friday, March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Measures for Easter Week 2021

COVID-19 Measures for Easter 2021 in Tenerife

Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura go to Alert level 3 from 00:00 Monday, March 22

The Government of the Canary Islands agreed on Thursday, after analysing the epidemiological situation in the archipelago, to raise the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura to Alert level 3, while Lanzarote, if it continues as before, will go to level 1. The islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro remain unchanged, at level 1.

Throughout the last two weeks all the indicators have been increasing in a "constant and continuous" way in Tenerife. The cumulative incidence at 7 days, the incidence for groups 65 years old and over and the occupation of beds in ICUs take it to level 3.

COVID-19 Measures for Easter Week 2021

The measures for Easter will be in force from 00.00 hours on March 26 to 24.00 hours on April 9. One of these measures has to do with the entry into the Autonomous Community of people from the rest of the country, which will be limited to the cases defined in Royal Decree (RD) 996 of 2020. The entry and exit of people between islands, will be restricted - regardless of alert level - to these same cases defined in RD 996. Otherwise, a negative active infection diagnostic test will be required to be able to move between islands. Controls in ports and airports of the Autonomous Community will be strengthened.

Regarding the limitation of the maximum number of people not living together in family and social gatherings in spaces of public and private use, closed or outdoors, the modifications that are introduced in relation to the current regulation is that in closed public spaces or outdoors, the maximum number of 4 people may not be exceeded, except in the case of cohabitants. Thus, levels 1 and 2 will be regulated the same as level 3. If the group is made up of cohabitants and non-cohabitants, the rules applicable to non-cohabitants prevail. People in spaces for private use will be limited to cohabitants at all alert levels.

Curfew is set between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. at alert level 1 and alert level 2 is equal to level 3, so that the curfew is between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except for essential activities.

Regarding specific measures for the activity of hotels, restaurants, terraces, bars and cafeterias, it is forbidden to consume other than at the table or the space assigned to each client at the bar and the service of alcoholic beverages to clients who do not occupy a table previously assigned is prohibited. Likewise, activities that promote crowds, not maintaining interpersonal safety distance, improper use of masks, such as parties, dances, karaoke, contests, concerts or background music that invite people to dance and sing are prohibited.

In alert levels 1 and 2, in addition, the maximum occupancy per table is set at 4 people, both indoors and outdoors and establishments will have to close before 11:00 p.m. in level 1 and before 22:00 in alert levels 2 and 3, with the exception of food delivery.

Finally, surveillance will be strengthened on public transport at peak times. Parties, festivals and other popular events will not be allowed. This includes the prohibition of acts, processions, celebrations or any other type of event that may incite the uncontrolled meeting of people or that involve situations that make it difficult to comply with the rules.