Level 3 Restrictions For Covid

Canary Islands

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Lanzarote and La Graciosa start this Monday at alert level 3.

Measures and restrictions at alert level 3

With this change in level, the measures established for this alert level 3 in Decree Law 11/2021, of September 2, on measures for the control and management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands, will apply.

Among the main general measures, it is recalled that the capacity, except for those activities or services in which it is expressly established, at alert level 3 is maintained at 50 percent of the capacity outdoors and 33 percent indoors. .

The permanence of groups of people in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors, at alert level 3 is limited to a maximum of six people , except cohabitants. In the event that the group is made up of cohabitants and non-cohabitants, the maximum number of people established will not be exceeded.

The closing hours in establishments and activities that, prior to the pandemic, did not have a closing time or had a higher one, is established at 01.00 a.m.

Regarding the measures for the activity of hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes, the maximum occupancy per table will be six people and the complete closure is established at 01.00 hours. The capacity of these establishments stands at 75 percent outdoors and 40 percent indoors.

At alert level 3, the practice of non-federated physical and sports activity in sports facilities and centers will have a public capacity of 50 percent outdoors and 33 percent indoors, in maximum groups of six people, except cohabiting. Combat or other activities that require continuous interpersonal physical contact with the opponent are not allowed. During the performance of the activity, the interpersonal distance of 2 meters will be maintained and the use of a mask will be mandatory during sports or activity, except for the exceptions provided in article 9 of the Decree Law.

Until January 31st, in regular land, urban and metropolitan public transport the capacity will be 100 percent, as approved in the session of the Governing Council on December 16th.

Mandatory COVID certificate

The Ministry of Health recalls that the Higher Court of Justice of the Canary Islands ratified the mandatory implementation of the COVID certificate for all sectors that are subject to capacity or schedule restrictions on the islands that are at alert levels 3 and 4.

This obligation affects establishments and activities subject to time limits and capacity limits on the islands in levels 3 and 4 and does not allow them to benefit from applying measures of the lower level, as was the case when the use of the covid certificate was maintained as a volunteer in the islands at alert levels 1 and 2.

Therefore, the access of users over 12 years and 3 months to certain establishments, facilities or activities will require the accreditation of absence of active infection of COVID-19, through the presentation of a negative result of a PDIA (diagnostic test of infection active COVID-19) carried out in a legally authorized laboratory with a maximum notice of 48 hours, not being admissible self-diagnostic tests.

This accreditation may be replaced at the option of the interested party, by the accreditation of vaccination against COVID-19 officially certified by the complete schedule of the same, starting 14 days after the administration of the last dose of the complete schedule, or by the accreditation of having passed the disease between the previous 11 and 180, through official certification. The presentation in digital or paper support will be made to the persons designated for access control by the owner or person in charge of the establishment or activity.