Saturday, January 08, 2022

Tenerife goes to alert level 4, but with lighter restrictions than in summer

The Canary Islands Government decided on Friday to put Tenerife on the highest alert level, level 4, but with less restrictive measures than those it endured in summer when it went through the same situation, taking into account the favorable impact of vaccines.

Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, detailed that this measure is because the most populated of the Canary Islands presents worrying indicators, such as: 26% of the ICU beds occupied by COVID patients, and 28% of diagnostic tests for coronavirus in Tenerife are positive.

Tenerife will be back at health alert level 4 from 00:00 on Monday (10 January) due to its high incidence of coronavirus and the fact that its hospital pressure in ICU has entered high risk. After the entry into force of the decree law of the Government of the Canary Islands that modified the COVID measures, these are the restrictions in force on the island:

  1. Capacity: the maximum capacity allowed in outdoor spaces will be 33% of what they have established and 25% in indoor spaces.
  2. Groups of people: groups of people both in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors, will be subject to the maximum number of 6 people not being exceeded, except in the case of cohabitants. In the event that the group is made up of cohabitants and non-cohabitants, the maximum number of people indicated will not be exceeded. Cohabiting is understood to be those people who reside under the same roof.
  3. Closing hours: in those establishments and activities that, prior to the pandemic, did not have a fixed closing time, or had a higher one, the maximum authorized closing time will be 1:00 a.m.

Mass events
  • Events with more than 750 attendees may not be held in open or closed spaces.
  • Events with more than 750 attendees may be held reducing their capacity to 750 people, adjusting to what is established in the health authorization and other provisions.

Public shows
  • They cannot be held, neither indoors nor outdoors.

Parties, festivals and other popular events
  • They cannot be celebrated.