80% of Spaniards resign to ‘quiet’ Christmas amid Covid restrictions

80% of Spaniards admit they have resigned to having a ‘quiet’ Christmas at home amid Covid restrictions.

AS measures are tightened in autonomous communities across the country, the majority of Spaniards are planning to restrict Christmas Eve and New Year celebrations to their nucleus cohabitants, according to a YouGov poll.

One thousand people were surveyed between December 4 and 7, a few days after the Ministry of Health agreed with the autonomous communities on a Christmas plan.

This allowed movement between communities only for family members and friends, and made the curfew more flexible on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and extended family gatherings to a maximum of 10 people on December 24, 25 and 31, January 1 and 6 in some communities.

But with “restrictions constantly changing”, most of the Spaniards questioned said they taken the decision to have a ‘quiet’ Christmas at home instead.

As Christmas approaches the epidemic has taken a slight upturn. On Friday, December 18, it reached 214 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

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Tara Rippin

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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