By Tara Rippin • 22 May 2020 • 19:45
EXTENDED OPENING HOURS: Terraces can stay open until 1am at the weekend. CREDIT: Needpix.com
SUNDAY through to Thursday, establishments can stay open an hour longer, until midnight, and on Friday and Saturday, until 1am.
A statement from the Mayor’s Office states “the decision has been taken after consultations made in this regard to both the central and regional administration and seeks to promote the recovery of the hotel and restaurant activity, generating many jobs in our city”:
The aim is also to “avoid concentrations of people on the terraces at night by having a longer schedule to serve the public”.
Mayor Luis Barcala, said he appreciated “the support the City Council is giving the hotel sector” and the “receptivity to their proposals for the earliest possible restart the path of economic recovery and return the jobs that a sector as important as the hotel and restaurant generate in the city”
The priority remains health security, he said, adding: “Please avoid agglomerations, keep the safety distance and use the mask. This is how we protect each other.”
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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