No changes to restrictions planned for Andalucia over Christmas

CREDIT: Junta de Andalucia

THE Junta de Andalucia does not yet intend to tighten restrictions in the region over Christmas.

Therefore, from tomorrow, Friday, December 18, travelling within provinces in Andalucia is allowed, shops with non-essential goods can remain open until 10.30pm, bars and restaurants from their opening time until 6pm and then again from 8pm to 10.30pm, and curfew remains in place between 11pm and 6am.
The President of the Junta de Andalucia, Juanma Moreno, has said that there is no reason to tighten measures at the moment because the region has one of the lowest rates of contagion in Spain. This is despite having suggested earlier this week that changes may need to be made.
The Andalucia Regional Government will not be following recommendations given this week by the Ministry of Health to tighten restrictions, as these are aimed, they said, at regions which are in a worse situation than Andalucia.
Today, Thursday, December 17, there will be meetings with expert committees in each of the eight provinces in Andalucia but they will not make any decision regarding mobility and opening times, only on occupancy capacity in each area.
The measures introduced from tomorrow, Friday, will remain in place until January 10, unless there is a change for the worse, which is when the regional government could decide to make changes.
The contagion level in Andalucia is currently at 135 per 100,000 inhabitants, a considerable drop from the beginning of last month when it was at 577.


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