By John Smith • 16 February 2021 • 14:57
FAN Shopping Centre Palma is open again
THERE is no quick solution but as new cases of Covid-19 infections drop, so restrictions in Mallorca are getting a little looser every week.
Large shops reopened with limited capacity and so have shopping centres from Monday to Friday and capacity is reduced to 30 per cent but it’s a step in the right direction.
Parking in store car parks is reduced to 50 per cent with CO2 meters on different floors and they have to be closed at weekends unless recognised as selling essential goods.
Restaurants and bars are still closed although they can offer takeaway and the curfew from 10pm to 6am will remain in place until March 2 at the earliest.
Now public entertainment buildings such as theatres and cinemas can now allow up to 50 per cent capacity and gyms can reopen for yoga and Pilates whilst dance schools can also re-open but with major restrictions.
Even the elderly have received a boost as if in a residential home and testing negative, they may be allowed to go out by themselves or with a family member who will guarantee that they will comply with health regulations.
Tourism will only be possible once the islands return to a stable situation where hotels, bars, restaurants and all general entertainments are easily accessible without significant restrictions due to the pandemic.
If this is possible visitors will be welcomed with open arms.
Thank you for taking the time to read this news article “To paraphrase the Beatles, it’s getting better all the time in Mallorca”.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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