The elimination of the mandatory nature of the mask outdoors in Spain comes after the decrease in cases of coronavirus infections from the sixth wave caused by the Omicron variant. Even so, it depends on the autonomous community we are talking about, we find more or less restrictions, especially on schedules, capacity and the implementation of the covid passport, motivated by the high growth of the curve in mid-December.
For example, there are several communities that still maintain the need to present the Covid passport. Balearic Islands, Ceuta, Valencia or Galicia are some of them. On the other hand, neither Extremadura nor the Community of Madrid maintain capacity or schedule restrictions. Each of the 17 autonomous communities has differences regarding the restrictions it maintains:
All Andalusia is at level 2 of risk for coronavirus until February 16, date on which the parameters will be reviewed again of the pandemic. According to the community, for levels 0, 1 and 2 it is mandatory to present the Covid passport in hospitals, health centers and hotel and nightlife establishments.
Since last Friday, February 5, in Aragon there are hardly any restrictions. The Minister of Health of the Government of Aragon announced last Thursday the eElimination of restrictions on hours, capacity and activity in all types of public establishments, the recovery of bar consumption in the hotel industry, while the Covid passport will only be mandatory for visits to patients admitted to hospitals and people from special social centers, such as nursing homes.
Asturias also relaxes the measures to stop the coronavirus, but to a lesser extent. At the end of January, the time restrictions in the hotel industry were eliminated and the use of consumption at the bar in nightlife venues was authorized, although they must be stable groups and maintaining the safety distance. Furthermore, in the community Covid passport is no longer required.
In the Balearic Islands the restrictions go by islands. Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera are at alert level 4, while Menorca is at level 3. However, in both cases, it is it is necessary to present the Covid Certificate in hotels, gyms, dance academies and cultural, sports and leisure events.
The Canary Islands are organized in a similar way and each island has a different level. La Palma, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, El Hierro and Lanzarote are within level 3, while Tenerife and Gran Canaria have alert level 4.
Last Thursday, the compulsory presentation of the Covid certificate in leisure and restaurant establishments was revoked and the community has requested the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) to extend its voluntary use so that the establishments that do so gain more capacity and hours, according to a level lower than the island’s epidemiological alert.
In this way, in the islands at level 1 the closure goes from 3 to 4 a.m., at level 2, from 2 to 3 a.m. and at level 3, from 1:00 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Cantabria is divided between alert levels 2 and 3. In the first, hotels and restaurants have no capacity limits, but there is a maximum of 10 people per table. Nightlife does have a capacity of 50%, as does retail, gyms and wakes, funerals and other ceremonies.
Already at level 3, the measures are a little more restrictive in the hospitality industry (75% capacity), the closure of nightlife establishments, the reduction to a third of the capacity in retail, wakes and funerals and other ceremonies, 50% gyms in monuments and cultural facilities, 75% in cinemas, theaters and cultural shows and sporting events.
Castilla la Mancha
Castilla-La Mancha relaxes the measures it had imposed on social service centers, services and establishments at the territorial level to deal with the health crisis caused by the coronavirus. I know extends weekly visits to nursing homes from one day to two, which will continue to be two hours long.
As for nightlife, the maximum closing time will be established in the license.
Castile and Leon
Until January 17, in residences in Castilla y León it is recommended that visits are outdoors and residents who have gone outside are required to be tested before returning.
In addition, sporting events held indoors are limited to 80%.
After eliminating on January 21 the curfew imposed before the Christmas holidays, Catalonia reopens nightlife on February 11, the last restriction of those that were established before the sixth wave.
The autonomous city of Ceuta only maintains the Covid certificate. The TSJ of Andalusia endorses its use for hospitals, residences, nightlife and restaurants in premises with more than 50 clients.
The Valencian Community will maintain the restrictions due to the coronavirus until March.
Despite the fact that on February 8 the mask is no longer mandatory outdoors, Ximo Puig defends its use outdoors, as he has done in the past.
On the other hand, it will maintain the Covid passport obligation and the limit of people per table will continue to be limited to 10 in restaurants, hotels and nightlife establishments. What’s more, smoking is not allowed on the terraces of these premises if it is not possible to maintain a distance of two meters.
The capacity allowed in sporting events held outdoors will continue to be 75% and in closed spaces such as pavilions it may not exceed 50%.
Extremadura already removed all limitations at the end of September last year.
In Galicia, entertainment venues such as cinemas, places of worship and other meeting places have their 100% open capacity. In hospitality, indoors a maximum of eight people per table or group of tables is maintained, and outdoors the limit is extended to 15.
The bars and restaurants close at one, while nightlife can last until 5 in the morning on weekends. The Covid passport is still being requested.
In the capital no restrictions are maintained capacity or schedules. The presentation of the Covid passport is also not necessary.
Capacity in public places is maintained at 100%. In restaurants and leisure, outside the capacity is 100%, while inside 50%. The Covid passport is still being requested.
Covid passport is kept. If requested at the entrance, you can have up to 100% full capacity. If not, this is reduced to 75%. The Minister of Health, Juan José Pedreño, has announced that next week the dance floors will open in nightlife if the downward trend continues.
The closing of nightlife is maintained at one in the morning. Covid passport required in places of leisure, restaurants, gyms and residences.
The closure of nightlife and restaurants remains at one. In hotel and restaurant establishments, as well as in discos and other nightlife establishments, standing consumption is prohibited. Groups of clients per table or group of tables, both indoors and on terraces, are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
The CISNS agrees to increase the capacity of sporting events: 75% indoors and 85% outdoors. The Governing Council has approved keep covid passport in La Rioja until next February 14, as long as it is ratified by the TSJ of La Rioja.