Three days before Christmas Eve , the increase in infections and the accumulated incidence has forced most of the autonomous communities to tighten the restrictions to stop the positives.
And each one has done it in their own way after the Government gave them freedom to modify the common framework of the Ministry of Health. This translates into almost 17 different models of restrictions for Christmas. These are some peculiarities:
Perimeter closure. The government headed by Isabel Díaz Ayuso will close the perimeter of the region from December 23 to January 6. However, citizens who have to return to their family residence from outside the region or those who have to leave will be able to do so without problem.
Family reunions are limited to six people and the curfew is maintained from 0.00 to 6.00, except the nights of December 24 to 25 and from December 31 to January 1, which is delayed an hour and a half ( 1.30 h). Hospitality and commerce can open, only with capacity restrictions.
Limitations to the hospitality industry. Today, Monday, the new restrictions come into force, especially harsh for the hospitality industry because the catering establishments will only be able to serve breakfast (7.30-9.30 a.m.) and lunch (13.00-15.30 h), “with the aim of avoiding long after-hours” without mask and in an environment with a high risk of transmission, according to the resolution published on Saturday in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat (DOGC) .
They will be able to offer take-out dinners, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
In addition, mobility is restricted to the local area, with the exception of those family units that move to a second residence, and the perimeter closure of Catalonia is maintained, although it will be allowed to return to the family home.
The curfew will begin at 10 p.m., except on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve (1.30 a.m.), and Twelfth Night (11 p.m.). Family reunions are limited to six people, except on holidays, which may be 10 members of a maximum of two family nuclei.
Neither relatives nor close friends. It was the first community to announce the new restrictions last week, which include the perimeter closure of the region until January 15, with no exceptions: only residents who return to their homes will be allowed to enter, which means that neither relatives nor friends will be able to go. visiting.
The Generalitat has also limited Christmas lunches and dinners to six people, from a maximum of two groups of coexistence, and the curfew will come into force at 11:00 p.m., except on 24 and 31, which will be delayed at 00:00 a.m. . The new measures are launched today in the Community.
Requires pcr. Since yesterday, the Balearic Government has deployed 215 health controllers at airports and ports to monitor that all travelers arriving from the rest of Spain to the islands have a recent negative PCR test or have an appointment to do it and agree to quarantine until have the result. The limitations regarding the hours of hospitality or curfew differ between islands.
Balance in the middle of parties. The Board has divided Christmas into two sections. In the current one, which will last until Sunday, December 27 and came into force last Friday, citizens can move freely between Andalusian provinces.
The shop has returned to its normal hours and the hotel industry closes at 6:00 p.m., although you can raise the blind again to serve dinners between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Only cafeterias or bars that do not serve alcohol may open uninterrupted hours.
The night curfew is in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., except on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which will begin at 1.30 a.m. On those two nights, the hospitality establishments may open until 1 a.m.
In addition, the perimeter closure of Andalusia is maintained and it will only be possible to enter or leave to visit relatives or friends. Meetings may be of up to 10 people on the most designated dates. Depending on how the epidemiological situation evolves, new measures would come into effect on Monday, December 28.
Responsible declaration. It maintains the regional perimeter confinement and of the three provinces until January 12, and will only allow trips within and outside the community between December 23 and 26 and January 30 and 2 to territories of habitual residence of relatives.
It will be mandatory to bring a responsible statement that justifies the trip. The night curfew will be from 23:00 to 6:00. All measurements will be reviewed again on December 28.
Castile and Leon
Two opening periods. The perimeter closure of the region will be in effect until January 10. The entry and exit of people to visit relatives will be allowed in two periods: from December 23 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2.
However, this exception is only for family members, not for close friends. The curfew set so far remains at 10 p.m., except on December 24 and 31, which is extended to 1.30 a.m.
The curfew is maintained from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m., although on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the cutoff time will be 1:30 a.m., just to go home. The meetings will be of 6 people extended to 10 on the days indicated, with a maximum of two different coexistence groups. The mobility of relatives and friends is allowed on the dates.
Pcr to students. The Xunta will open today a registration system for Galician students who return to their family home during Christmas time to have a PCR test. The community, closed on the perimeter except for family reunification, will analyze the data today and could announce new restrictions.
Extremadura has changed its Christmas plan due to the increase in infections, although it will continue to allow meetings of up to 10 people, although eliminating the term “close friends”, only family members will be able to get together. It has also imposed the perimeter closure from January 23 to 6.
Community perimeter confinement, which will be lifted from December 23 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2 for transfers of relatives and friends.
On the rest of the dates, the entry and exit of the autonomous community is prohibited except for health reasons, work obligations, care for the elderly or dependents or for another cause of force majeure.
Of course, you can circulate through the territory proving destination through a document of responsibility. Dinners may be for up to ten people in the celebrations, although outside of the parties the maximum is six.
Murcia will only allow family travel on the most important days of Christmas, but not those of relatives. Likewise, it has ordered that the bars and restaurants in the Region close from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on December 24, 25 and 31, as well as January 1, in order to avoid possible infections in the field of leisure.
In addition, in these four days, only a maximum of 10 people from three family units can meet at home; and the maximum number of diners in restaurants and bars is also limited to ten people. The rest of the days, as until now, the limit will be maintained at six people in homes and hotels.
The Government of the Principality has limited the meetings in the Christmas holidays to only six people , instead of the ten initially established, and has established a curfew on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 00:30 hours, one hour before the set. Although it maintains its extension until 7:00 am for the early mornings of Christmas, New Years and Kings.
It maintains the limit of two family groups for family gatherings, although it reduces the maximum number of participants from ten to six, the Government of the Principality has reported. The rest of the days the limits already in force will apply, which prevent circulation between 23:00 and 6:00.
The Principality will maintain the perimeter closure of the community, although, as announced on December 11, it will allow entry and exit to other territories to visit relatives up to the second degree (brothers, grandparents and grandchildren) and close friends, ” understood this last concept as those people with whom, without having a kinship relationship, a couple or similar affective bond is maintained “.