The autonomous communities did not unanimously approve the “minimum agreement” established by the Ministry of Health for regulate social activity during the holidays. Madrid opposed the perimeter closure of the autonomous communities between December 23, 2020 and January 6, 2021, while Catalonia abstained, recalling that he has his “own plan.” These are the main points of agreement and disagreement between the communities and the Government.
Perimeter closure of communities
Madrid is against the perimeter closure of the autonomous communities between December 23 and January 6. Catalonia abstained when remembering that it has its “own plan for Christmas.” The “minimum agreement” establishes as an exception the visit to relatives or close friends. Castilla-La Mancha announced yesterday before the meeting with Illa that it will only lift the perimeter confinement of its community on January 24 and 31. Andalusia conditioned the opening of the perimeters within the provinces this Christmas to the evolution of the virus transmission data.
Coexistence units, number of people
The “minimum agreement” establishes that during the 24th, 25th, 31st and 1st family reunions are restricted to “a maximum of 10 people -including children- and that a maximum of two coexistence groups are not exceeded.” Extremadura had proposed “authorizing the meeting of three different groups of cohabitants with a maximum of 15 people.” Galicia, on the other hand, asked that the criteria to be followed be the coexistence groups and not the number of people. It also asked that children under the age of ten not to compute. Catalonia raised the age to 16 years.
Delaying the start of the curfew
Practically all the autonomous communities agree to delay the curfew on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Navarra assured yesterday that it would be advisable to leave it at one in the morning. The “minimum agreement” sets it at 1:30 am, although only to return home and “never” to go to other social gatherings. Andalusia also supports a looser curfew. Asturias, on the other hand, announced yesterday that it will impose “more restrictive measures” than those proposed in the “minimum” agreement due to “the epidemiological situation” in the region. “
Allow family reunification
All the autonomous communities agree to facilitate family reunification during the Christmas holidays. The “minimum agreement” reached yesterday between the Ministry of Health and the communities recommends that students who return home for the holidays to limit social interactions and take extreme prevention measures for the ten days prior to the trip, and once in the address, limit contacts, respect your bubble of coexistence and interact especially outdoors, rather than indoors.
Avoid sporting events
The plan prohibits between December 23 and January 6, the holding of face-to-face events with a high number of people, such as sporting events. It is recommended to hold activities in which compliance with hygiene and prevention regulations can be guaranteed, such as parades of static kings in places where access can be controlled and it is recommended to avoid singing at masses. Madrid, however, is going to celebrate San Silvestre in Vallecas.
Extend the business opening hours
The minimum agreement calls for the capacity and standards established in the alarm decree to be respected. Catalonia in its own plan to regulate social activity during Christmas will allow bars and restaurants to go from four to six people per table. The beginning of the ring will also be passed from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Twelfth Night, on the 5th. This last modification will be made in part so that shops can open that day until 10 p.m. The City of Ceuta proposed yesterday that they be open until 00:00.