COVID-19: Latest News on the Canary Islands

According to the report issued on Friday based on the plenary meeting held on Thursday 30th September, the

According to the report issued on Friday based on the plenary meeting held on Thursday 30th September, the Alert Level on Fuerteventura is back to Level 2 (finally!!) along with Tenerife, whilst Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro are down to Level 1.

These levels will be in place for the next week as usual and came into effect on Friday 1st October.

Alert Level 2 Restrictions

  • Rules regarding masks remain the same
  • Maximum occupancy permitted in open-air spaces: 75% of the established number
  • Maximum occupancy permitted in interior spaces: 50% of the normal amount
  • Maximum number of persons in a group: Maximum of 8 in both open-air and interior areas as well as private and public spaces. If the group of persons all live under the same roof, the maximum of 8 does not apply, however, if the group is mixed, i.e., some reside together and some do not, the maximum of 8 applies
  • Closing times for the Hospitality Sector (Restaurants, Bar-Cafeterias and similar): 2am
  • Nightlife Establishments (Clubs, Bars, Karaokes and similar): The Canarian Government discussed this point at the same plenary session although it was not included on the Agenda for that day and determined that those establishments that prior to the pandemic did not have a fixed closing time or it is superior to the closing time established above, may remain open as follows: Level 1 until 4am; Level 2 until 4am; Level 3 until 3am (to be reviewed again on 31st October 2021). Customer registry is still obligatory
  • Consumption of alcohol is now permitted in Gambling Establishments during regular opening hours (to be reviewed again on 31st October 2021)
  • Live Music is allowed again but ONLY in establishments with the correct licences in place
  • Dancing is NOT permitted

About Sabrina L. Williams

Although I was born in the UK, I moved to the Canary Islands, Spain at a young age and I haven't looked back. The Canaries is a fantastic place to live, I mean you can do all types of outdoor activities practically all year round because of the great weather. Horses are my poison but the islands are also a superb spot for water sports so they do attract a lot of attention from people around the world. Anyway, enough about that. Back in 2011, I made one of the biggest, scariest yet best decisions I'd ever made and set-up my own business in the middle of a recession. I love what I do as no two days are the same, plus Spanish law keeps me on my toes as it is constantly changing (often without warning!) so there is always something new to learn. As I've branched out in the world of Administrative Consultancy, I decided to create a blog to discuss topics of interest to others in my industry and my clients, share tips and experiences, to see what new ideas people have for improving their businesses and the like so I hope you'll find the time to join me on this venture...

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