New covid restrictions announced by the Junta de Andalucía

NEW covid restrictions have been announced by the Junta de Andalucía as they hope to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here is the breakdown:

A lockdown of movement (curfew) between the hours of 11pm and 6am is to be enforced, although the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, wants the measure to be “the same throughout Spain.”

The curfew applies to Granada and will affect its metropolitan area, however, the decision is pending approval from TSJA.

The decision for the curfews and new restrictions have been made despite Andalusia currently being below the average in accumulated cases, however, according to the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, “the curve is very worrying,”

He continued to add that for “two weeks we’ve had a plateau phase, although in the “last five days there has been a ‘very important’ rebound in cases and admissions,” he said.

Andalusia has reported 200 deaths so far this week.

Quick overview:

  • Granada to have curfew between 11pm and 6am, pending a decision from TSJA.
  • The number of people at social and family gatherings in Seville, Córdoba and Jaén capital will be reduced
  • In the use of a mask, its obligation is extended to athletes if they exercise in areas with more people and to bars and restaurants, where diners can only remove them when they consume.
  • Screenings in Almería, Córdoba, Jaén, Málaga and Seville
New mandatory masks rules:
  • Athletes when exercising in places with more people
  • In bars and restaurants at all times except when food or drink is being consumed. You will not be able to go without a mask before or after drinking or eating.

Jesús Aguirre said: “they have made packs of three free face masks available for Andalucían retirees on the health card.”

Screening measures:
  • Almería: population screening in Loa Gallardos
  • Córdoba: screening in Aguilar de la Frontera
  • Jaén: screening in Baeza and Quesada; screening in Sierra de Segura and Guarromán
  • Malaga: screening in Tebas and Almarcha
  • Seville: screening in Castillo de las Guardas, Estepa, Herrera, La Roda de Andalucía and Marinaleda, among others – In Écija the perimeter confinement is increased for ten more days. 
Restrictions for Seville, Córdoba or Jaén capital:
  • Shops: capacity of 50 percent and close at 10 pm. It does not apply to health centers or gas stations.
  • Hospitality: 50 percent capacity inside and outside, maximum of six people per table. Closing at 22.00
  • Senior centers: forbidden exits and entrances.
  • Markets, clubs and associations: closed.
  • Sports: 50 percent of capacity in sports facilities; in group, maximum of six people.
  • Weddings and other religious services: maximum 30 people indoors and outdoors.
  • Funerals: maximum 15 people outdoors and ten in closed spaces.

We will continue to update this as new rules are confirmed and further restrictions are announced.

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