Navarra in the coming days will increase to 50% the capacity in small businesses, academies, cultural spaces and common areas of hotels. This flexibility of the measures joins those already announced in hospitality and sports. In addition, cultural activities will be able to gather a maximum of 200 people inside, and 400 people outside.
As for outdoor playgrounds, whose opening is the responsibility of the municipalities, those that are open may do so with a capacity of 75%, from the current 50%.
These data have been provided by the Director General of Health, Carlos Artundo, advancing the measures that will be reflected next week in a regional order.
According to the indicators, Navarra has just changed phase, going from very high risk to high risk, after extensive collective effort. This has allowed a wide decrease in the incidence, which touched 1,200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at the beginning of November, and has risen to 221 per 100,000 inhabitants as of December 7.
Compliance with epidemiological and sanitary criteria
Artundo has also indicated that the Health Department has advanced this week in its work together with the different sectors in the face of a progressive relaxation of the measures of the COVID-19, provided that the epidemiological and sanitary criteria included in the framework document of guidelines developed at the national level, and adapted to the roadmap of the Autonomous Community are met.
The easing will materialize next Thursday, the 17th, when the three-week legal window established according to the sanitary and epidemiological indicators objectives to comprehensively calibrate the situation of the COVID-19 in the Foral Community. The criteria used have been worked out by the Commission for the Transition, the Interterritorial Commission of the Ministry of Health with the autonomous communities and the Monitoring Commission of the Department of Health, and represent an update of the document of the Ministry of Health of Coordinated Response for the control of the transmission of COVID-19, of which the Regional Executive has made the corresponding adaptation at the regional level. The parameters used, objective and adaptable to the reality of each community, are those that are being taken into account in the sectoral analysis in other areas and departments of the Government of Navarra.
Collaboration with municipalities
Also, Health and the Navarra Federation of Municipalities and Councils (FNMC) have agreed on the need to guarantee a Christmas coherent with the health situation and at the height of the challenge created by the COVID-19. Along these lines, they continue to work on preventive measures, and this week they have deepened in the coordination of their actions and municipal collaboration to avoid crowds, both public and private, and risk situations during those dates. In the private sphere, above the maximum allowed, the Department and the Navarrese municipalities insist on the call for the encounters to take place between the minimum of family members possible, as well as the importance of the continuous ventilation of the space, the maintenance of the safety distance and use of the mask as long as possible.