The President of the Canarian Government, Ángel Victor Torres took the lead in an extraordinary plenary session at the beginning of the week after the State of Alarm in Spain officially came to an end. National regulations indicate that each Autonomous Region may implement restrictions they see fit to continue to contain the virus in the best way possible and Torres decided to maintain current restrictions, however, this is being met with some resistance.
Maintaining current restrictions means that the hospitality sector and leisure activities will continue with time and maximum occupancy limitations. This also means that public and private gatherings are restricted in the number of persons who can attend, social distancing, the use of masks, obligatory PCR tests to stay at hotels, limited use of gyms and all other previous measures remain in place.
The reason why I have delayed writing on this is because there was some controversy surrounding these restrictions post-State of Alarm from the Canarian High Court of Justice so I was awaiting new developments during the week but so far there haven’t been any. Instead, the Canarian Government had to file an appeal this week to proceed with this course of action with data provided by the Public Health Department to back up their motives for wanting to enforce restrictions.
Although curfew has been lifted, all other counter COVID measures remain until the Canarian High Court of Justice gives a definitive response. The Canarian Government urges us to be mindful of complying with regulations as before especially regarding closing times of restaurants and bars as well as not forming large gathering in parks and public spaces well into the night. Even though technically we are free to be out and about at night since there is no curfew, Public Health considers it vital to limit these events as much as possible especially since there are no islands currently in Alert Levels 3 and 4.