Fuerteventura is the only island affected as the others remain at Phase One
The outcome of the Public Health Plenary Session held as usual on Thursday’s was for Fuerteventura to move up a phase which means that from midnight (tonight) 15th November 2021, the island is at Phase Two at least until the 25th November 2021 according to reports, however, this timeline may be affected upon re-evalution.
The rest of the Canary Islands remain at Phase One, but the overall incident over the last seven days increased by 19,3% so extra vigilance on safety protocols is needed to prevent further contagion. All the islands enjoyed a number of weeks at Phase One, but this does not mean we can relax the rules as this result has proved.
What Are the Rules for Phase Two?
- Capacity: The maximum capacity in open-air space is 75% of normal and in interior spaces, 50%
- Groups: In both indoor and outdoor areas as well as public and private spaces; the maximum number of persons is 8 unless the group in question is made up of persons who reside under the same roof. If the group is mixed, i.e., some persons reside together and others do not, the maximum of 8 applies
- Closing Times: Establishments and activities that prior to the pandemic did not have a fixed closing time or the closing time was later than the one set for this Phase, are required to close at 2am along with everybody else
- Night-Life: Clubs, cocktail bars, karaokes and similar activities authorized to be open at night may operate as per the conditions authorized on their Opening Licences, however, dancing is not permitted. These establishments must collect information on employees and customers (full name, ID number, telephone number, date and time of service) in order to track and trace affected persons in the event of an outbreak. This register must be kept for at least one month after the date and made available to the authorities if required