Tenerife new measures against Covid 19 which will come into effect on Friday, December 18 at midnight

ANNEX Specific measures for the Christmas Holidays on the island of Tenerife (December 19, 2020 – January 2, 2021) Unofficial translation of legislation found here http://sede.gobcan.es/boc/boc-a-2020-261-5027.pdf

1. Limitation of entry and exit from the island of Tenerife.

1.1. Entry to the island of Tenerife is restricted for people from the rest of the national territory. Likewise, the departure from the island of Tenerife is restricted for people bound for the rest of the national territory.

These restrictions will not affect properly justified trips that occur for any of the following reasons, taking into account the provisions of article 6 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm for contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:

a) Attendance at health centers, services and establishments.

b) Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

c) Attendance at university, teaching and educational centers, including nursery schools.

d) Return to the place of habitual or family residence.

Displacements to territories that are the place of habitual residence of relatives or close friends of those who move are understood to be included in this exception.

e) Assistance to and care of the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

f) Travel to financial and insurance entities or refueling stations in neighboring territories.

g) Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.

h) Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.

i) Taking exams or official tests that cannot be postponed.

j) Due to force majeure or situation of need.

k) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

1.2. Passengers in transit at a Tenerife port or airport with their final destination in another country or another part of the national territory are exempt from the provisions of the previous section.

1.3. Likewise, those persons from outside the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands who accredit (boc-a-2020-261-5027 Official Gazette of the Canary Islands no. 261 https://sede.gobcan.es/boc 38925 Friday, December 18, 2020) a reservation in a tourist accommodation establishment registered in the General Tourist Registry of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, and subject to the public health control regime in the admission to a lodging establishment in accordance with Decree Law 17/2020, of October 29, of extraordinary measures in tourism matters to face the effects of the health and economic crisis produced by the pandemic caused by COVID-19. 1.4. In the terms and scope determined by the Minister of Health, it may be agreed by Decree of the President , the perimeter closure of the municipal terms of the island of Tenerife, based on epidemiological indicators.

2. Limitation of the maximum number of people who do not live together in family and social gatherings, in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors.

• The permanence of groups of people both in spaces for public and private use, indoors or outdoors, will be limited to people living together, understanding as such those who reside under the same roof. Likewise, those people residing in the Canary Islands who return to their family unit during the period of production of effects of this Decree will be considered cohabiting. This will not apply to the activities of hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes.

• In the meetings to celebrate Christmas lunches and dinners on December 24, 25 and 31, 2020, and January 1, 2021, the maximum number of 6 people will not be exceeded, except in the case of cohabitants, nor the maximum number of three households. In any case, it is recommended that these meetings be made up of members who belong to the same coexistence group, trying not to exceed the two coexistence groups and special caution and care will be taken with the people most vulnerable to COVID-19.

3. Limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night. The freedom of movement of people is restricted at night from 10:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m. every day, except for Christmas Eve, which is delayed until 12:30 a.m. and for New Year’s Eve, which is delayed until 01:00 hours, and exclusively for the return to the usual home after attending meetings held in accordance with sections 1 and 2 of the annex to this Decree.

The limitation set out in this section does not affect the performance of the following essential activities set out in article 5 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:

a) Acquisition of medicines and health products in pharmacies.

b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.

c) Assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons. boc-a-2020-261-5027 Official Gazette of the Canary Islands no. 261 https://sede.gobcan.es/boc 38926 Friday , December 18, 2020

d) Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

e) Return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the activities foreseen in this section.

f) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

g) Due to force majeure or situation of need.

h) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

i) Refueling at gas stations or service stations, when necessary to carry out the activities foreseen in the preceding paragraphs.

4. Emblematic religious celebrations.

• Emblematic religious celebrations, such as the Misa del Gallo, may be celebrated with respect to the times indicated in point

3. It is recommended to offer telematic or television services as an alternative.

• It is recommended to avoid singing, recommending instead the use of prerecorded music, being forbidden the choirs. Likewise, physical displays of devotion or tradition (kisses, contact with images, sculptures, etc.) should be avoided, replacing them with others that do not entail a health risk.

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5027 DECREE 91/2020, of December 16, of the President, which establishes new specific measures of an extraordinary nature during the preparation and celebration of the Christmas Holidays on the island of Tenerife, in application of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, declaring the state of alarm, to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-COV-2. 

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First.- After the end of the state of alarm, declared by Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, and based on the authorization contained in Royal Decree-Law 21/2020, of June 9, 2020, of Urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19, within the scope of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, fell, for these purposes, a Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, by which Prevention measures are established to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, once Phase III of the Plan for the transition to a new normal has been passed (and its successive updates agreed by means of two Government Agreements of 2 and 9 of July, 3, 13, 20 and 27 of August, 3 and 4, and 10 of September of 2020 and 1 and 8 of October of 2020 (BOC nº 134, of 4.7.2020; BOC nº 139, of 10.7.2020; BOC No. 157, of 5.8.2020; BOC No. 164, of August 14, 2020; BOC No. 169, of August 21, 2020, BOC No. 175, of August 29, 2020, BOC No. 182, of 5.9.2020, BOC No. 187, of 9.11.2020, BOC No. 203, of 3.10.2020 and BOC No. 208, of 10.9.2020).

Second.- The Council of Ministers at its meeting of October 25, 2020 approved Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS- CoV-2.

On November 3, Royal Decree 956/2020 was approved, by which the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, was extended, also modifying part of its articles.

In article 2.2 of Royal Decree 926/2020 of reference, it is established that “the delegated competent authority will be the one who holds the presidency of the autonomous community.”

For its part, section 3 of the aforementioned article establishes that the competent delegated authorities are empowered to issue, by delegation of the Government of the Nation, the orders, resolutions and provisions for the application of the provisions of articles 5 to 11. The planned measures in articles 5 to 8 (limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night, restrictions on entry and exit in the Autonomous Communities, limitation of permanence of groups of people in public and private spaces up to a maximum number of 6 people , and limitation of permanence of people in places of worship) will be effective in the territory of each Autonomous Community when the respective delegated competent authority so determines, prior communication to the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the provisions of article 9, not being able to be the effectiveness of this measure less than 7 calendar days.

Third.- On the island of Tenerife, in view of the situation indicated in the Report of November 12, 2020, of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service, Decree 78/2020, of 12 November, the President, by which measures were established in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife in application of the referred Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25.

At the same time, the Government Agreement of November 12, 2020 was adopted, which established, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, the urgent measures of an extraordinary and temporary nature, of prevention and containment necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

By Decree 86/2020, of December 4, of the President and Government Agreement of the same date, new measures were established in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife. These new measures came to displace those adopted by Decree 78/2020 and the Government Agreement, both of November 12, 2020, extended through Decree 81/2020 and Government Agreement, both of November 26, 2020, having an effective temporary of 14 calendar days from 00:00 on December 5, 2020, ending, therefore, at 00:00 on December 19, 2020.

Fourth.- On December 3, 2020, within the framework of the recommendations established by the Plenary Agreement of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System regarding “Christmas and COVID”, of December 2, 2020, they were issued, respectively , Decree 84/2020, of the President -in his capacity as delegated authority of the Government of the Nation based on Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25-, as well as the Government Agreement, which established a series of measures to guarantee the security and control of the pandemic with the least impact on the development of the Christmas holidays.

These measures are temporarily effective from December 5, 2020 to January 10, 2021.

Fifth.- In relation to the island of Tenerife, in view of the situation indicated in the Report of December 15, 2020, of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service, it is necessary to adopt urgent measures , of an extraordinary and temporary nature, designed to control and reduce the speed of spread of the virus on said island, and in accordance with the alert levels set forth in the Plenary Agreement of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS ) of October 22, 2020, and within the framework of the document proposed by the Plenary Agreement of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System of December 2, 2020. Consequently, this Decree sets out the corresponding measures to limit the entry and exit from the island of Tenerife, limitation of the permanence of groups of people in public and private spaces, as well as those of limitation to the permanence of people in places of worship .

This Report indicates that, since mid-September, the epidemiological situation and transmission of the virus on the island of Tenerife is showing a different pattern compared to the rest of the islands of the archipelago. While in the rest of the islands, after the increase in cases at the beginning of August and the corresponding peak at the end of that month, the incidence has been decreasing, maintaining a low risk level or a new normal, in Tenerife the number of daily cases It has been sustained by being at medium or high risk levels with a weekly accumulated incidence (AI) of 114.2 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants on December 14.

Thus, according to the epidemiological indicators of the last week on this island, the level of risk of spread of SARS-CoV-2 continues to be high, with the indicators related to the risk in the population over 65 years at a very high level, with a very high ICU occupancy percentage and with an apparent upward trend in these indicators.

Likewise, another differential pattern in relation to what has been observed so far in the rest of the islands is the high territorial dispersion of the cases, such that a fifteen municipalities in Tenerife exceed the indicators established by the Ministry of Health to assess the transmission of the virus in small municipalities, requiring additional measures to prevent and control the transmission of the virus.

The assessment of the set of indicators on the island of Tenerife and the information they provide, determine a worrying scenario, not only from the health perspective, and therefore requires the adoption of containment measures in accordance with this level of risk.

This situation of high transmissibility of the virus coincides with the beginning of the Christmas holidays. On the other hand, epidemiological evidence and risk assessment studies indicate that the probability of the virus spreading is amplified in the social sphere, in family and friends gatherings, partners or non-partners; in closed or poorly ventilated places; in the presence of many people and where the measures of interpersonal distance, hygiene and prevention are not maintained; where people speak aloud, sing, and perform activities that do not allow the continued use of the mask: eating, drinking or doing physical activity, etc. The frequency of these scenarios and circumstances will multiply during the holidays. For this reason, on December 3, the Government of the Canary Islands established specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays in the scope of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, in application of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, by which the state of alarm is declared to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-COV-2.

On October 22, 2020, the Plenary of the Interterritorial Health Council approved the coordinated response actions for the management of the pandemic in accordance with the risk levels defined in the various territories. According to this document, the alert level on the island of Tenerife would be between levels 3-4. On the other hand, the document specifies that the final decision of the alert level assigned to an evaluated territory will not only be based on the level of risk resulting from the indicators, but may also be modulated with the upward trend of the indicator and its rate of change, as well as a qualitative evaluation that includes the response capacity, the socioeconomic, demographic and mobility characteristics of the evaluated territory.

Taking into account the most recent data that suggest a rebound in cases in the Canary Islands of a much higher magnitude on the island of Tenerife, the level of alert determined by its epidemiological and healthcare indicators, and the context of the Christmas holidays in which the number of individual contacts in circumstances of risk of transmission and the agglomeration of people multiply exponentially, it is essential to adopt complementary measures for Christmas on this island.

The measures that contribute to physical distancing (isolation of cases, quarantine, physical distance, among others) are those that have shown the greatest effectiveness in reducing transmission. Others of greater impact, such as the limitation of social contacts outside the nucleus of stable coexistence, the limitation of capacity, the prohibition of certain mass events and the limitation of circulation at night, were already adopted as extraordinary measures for the entire Canary Islands by means of a Government Agreement of the Canary Islands of December 3, 2020, which establishes specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays in the scope of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

There is also evidence that, at least in the first wave, the factor that in the greatest proportion determined the spread of the virus in the Canary Islands was internal mobility and with the experience obtained in other territories in relation to the application of measures such as perimeter closures, It is proposed to apply these measures with extraordinary character on the island of Tenerife.

The specific and extraordinary measures that are proposed to be adopted on the island of Tenerife are included in the annex to the aforementioned report, taking into account its epidemiological situation and the high risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 foreseeable during the preparation and celebration of the next holidays Christmas, for a minimum period of 15 days, extendable depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

These measures are based on the following aspects:

* Limit the number of people coming together to one household, except the days of traditional celebration in which it is limited to 6 people.

* Curfew restricting circulation at night between 10:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m., every day except on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve when the limitation will be effective from 00:30 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.

* Entry to the island of Tenerife is restricted to people from the rest of the national territory. Likewise, the departure from the island of Tenerife is restricted to people bound for the rest of the national territory.

* Restrict activity in all interior spaces where permanent use of a mask cannot be guaranteed or where risky activities are carried out.

* Reduce capacity in all other spaces according to the risk inherent in each one of them.

* Cancel the celebration of mass events.

Six.- These specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays on the island of Tenerife, which are contained in the annex to this Decree, will have a time period that includes the day of publication of this Decree in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, that will begin its effectiveness from 00:00 hours on December 19, 2020. All these measures will maintain their effects until January 2, 2021 without prejudice to the application of specific, more restrictive measures that were in force or that could be issued on the aforementioned island, as a consequence of its epidemiological situation.

These new measures displace those that were adopted by Decree 86/2020, of December 4, of the President, for the island of Tenerife.

Likewise, the measures contemplated in the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, and its successive updates, will continue to apply in everything that does not oppose this Decree.

To which the following apply

FOUNDATIONS OF LAW

First.- In accordance with the seventh article of Organic Law 4/1981, of June 1, on states of alarm, exception and siege “For the purposes of the state of alarm, the competent authority will be the Government or, by delegation of this, the President of the Autonomous Community when the declaration exclusively affects all or part of the territory of a Community “.

Second.- As specified in article 2, section 2, of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2, the delegated competent authority will be the one who holds the presidency of the autonomous community, being empowered to dictate, by delegation of the Government of the Nation, orders, resolutions and provisions for the application of articles 5 to 11.

For its part, article 2, in section 3, of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, empowers the competent authorities delegated to “issue, by delegation of the Government of the Nation, orders, resolutions and provisions for the application of the provisions of articles 5 to 11. For this, it will not be necessary to process any administrative procedure nor will the provisions of the second paragraph of article 8.6 and article 10.8 of Law 29/1998, of July 13, regulating the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction “.

Third.- In accordance with the first article of Law 1/1983, of April 14, of the Government and Public Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, “The President of the Government of the Canary Islands holds the highest representation of the Community Autonomous and ordinary of the State in the Canary Islands, and directs, promotes and coordinates the action of the Canary Government without prejudice to the competence and direct responsibility of the other members of the same in its management “.

By virtue of all the above, as delegated authority in accordance with article 2 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, under the protection of article seven of Organic Law 4/1981, of June 1, of the states of alarm, exception and site, and in use of the powers conferred by the first article of Law 1/1983, of the Government and Public Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands,

RESOLVED:

First.- Object and scope of application.

1.- The annex to this Decree establishes new specific measures of an extraordinary nature in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife during the preparation and celebration of the Christmas Holidays, in application of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, by the one that declares the state of alarm, to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

At the same time, the urgent measures of an extraordinary and temporary nature that were adopted by Decree 86/2020, of December 4, for the island of Tenerife, are displaced.

2.- Likewise, the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, and its successive updates, will continue to apply in everything that does not oppose this Decree.

Second.- Penalty regime.

In accordance with the provisions of article 15 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, failure to comply with the content of the Decree issued or resistance to the orders of the competent authorities will be sanctioned in accordance with the laws, in the terms established in article 10 of Organic Law 4/1981, of June 1, and in Decree Law 14/2020, of September 4, which establishes the sanctioning regime for non-compliance with prevention and containment measures against COVID-19 in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

Third.- Prior communication.

In accordance with the provisions of article 9 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, prior notification of this Decree must be given to the Ministry of Health.

Fourth.- Effects.

This Decree will take effect on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands and will begin to be effective as follows:

1. The measures contained in the annex to this Decree will remain effective for fifteen calendar days from 00:00 on December 19, 2020, without prejudice to the fact that it may be extended or, where appropriate, modified. , made more flexible or left without effects, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological and health situation on the island of Tenerife.

2. The measures contained in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020 (BOC No. 249, of 5.12.2020), whose effects end on December 18, 2020, will be extended for 15 calendar days.

Fifth.- Resource regime.

Against this Decree, issued as the competent authority delegated by the Government in accordance with the authorization established in article 2, sections 2 and 3, of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, a contentious-administrative appeal may be filed within the term of two months from the day following its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands, before the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court, in accordance with the provisions of article 12.1.a) of Law 29/1998, of July 13, regulating the Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction.

In the Canary Islands, on December 16, 2020.

PRESIDENT,

Ángel Víctor Torres Pérez.

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5028 General Secretariat.- Resolution of December 18, 2020, which provides for the publication of the Agreement establishing, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, new specific measures of an extraordinary nature during the preparation and celebration of the Christmas Holidays, and the prevention and containment measures necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, adopted in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020, are extended. 

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Adopted by the Government of the Canary Islands, in an extraordinary session held on December 16, 2020, the Agreement establishing, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, new specific measures of an extraordinary nature during the preparation and celebration of the Holidays Christmas, and the prevention and containment measures necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, adopted in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020, and in accordance with the fourth section of the aforementioned Agreement are extended,

RESOLVED:

Order the publication of the Agreement establishing, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, new specific measures of an extraordinary nature during the preparation and celebration of the Christmas Holidays, and the prevention and containment measures necessary to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19, adopted in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020, which appears as an annex.

In the Canary Islands, December 18, 2020.- The Secretary General, Cándida Hernández Pérez.

The Government of the Canary Islands, in an extraordinary session held on December 16, 2020, adopted, among others, the following agreement:

SOLE.- PROPOSED AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING, IN THE AREA OF THE ISLAND OF TENERIFE, NEW SPECIFIC MEASURES OF AN EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER DURING THE PREPARATION AND CELEBRATION OF THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, AND PRORROGING THE NECESSARY CONTINUING MEASURES TO THE HEALTH CRISIS CAUSED BY COVID-19, ADOPTED IN A GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT OF DECEMBER 4, 2020 (MINISTRY OF HEALTH).

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization raised the situation caused by COVID-19 from a public health emergency to a pandemic.

Through Royal Decree 463/2020, of March 14, the state of alarm was declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19, for the entire national territory, being extended by the Plenary of the Congress of the Deputies, in the sessions held on March 25, April 9, April 22, May 6, May 20 and June 3, 2020, until 00:00 hours on June 21, 2020.

After the end of the validity of the state of alarm, Royal Decree-Law 21/2020, of June 9, 2020, of urgent prevention, containment and coordination measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, It proceeded to regulate a series of general prevention and hygiene measures, which had to be complemented in certain specific areas of the activity sectors by the competent Administrations in the matter, which will be applied throughout the national territory until the Government declares of In a motivated manner and in accordance with the scientific evidence available, following a report from the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, the end of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

In the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, for these purposes, a Government Agreement of June 19, 2020, was established, which establishes prevention measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, once Phase III has been overcome. of the Plan for the transition towards a new normality (and its successive updates agreed by means of respective Government Agreements of July 2 and 9, August 3, 13, 20 and 27, 3 and 4, and September 10, 2020 and 1 and October 8, 2020 (BOC No. 134, of 4.7.2020; BOC No. 139, of 07.10.2020; BOC No. 157, of 5.8.2020; BOC No. 164, of 08.14.2020; BOC No. 169, of 08.21.2020 , BOC No. 175, of 08.29.2020, BOC No. 182, of 5.9.2020, BOC No. 187, of 9.11.2020, BOC No. 203, of 3.10.2020 and BOC No. 208, of 10.9.2020).

The Agreement of the Plenary of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System regarding the “Actions of coordinated response to control the transmission of COVID-19”, updated on October 22, 2020, contemplates new criteria for assessing risk and adoption specific measures for the corresponding alert levels, which may be supplemented by the respective Autonomous Communities by adopting the measures they deem appropriate.

In accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned document, the framework of action for a proportional response includes:

– The determination of different levels of health alert defined by a risk assessment process based on a set of epidemiological indicators, the care capacity and public health capacity, the characteristics and vulnerability of the susceptible population found exposed and

– The adoption of different measures for the prevention and control of the transmission of the virus, with partial or complete interventions that affect part or all of the evaluated territory.

The Council of Ministers at its meeting on October 25, 2020 approved Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2 .

Subsequently, on November 3, Royal Decree 956/2020 was approved, which extends the state of alarm declared by Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, also modifying part of its articles.

In article 2.2 of Royal Decree 926/2020 of reference, it is established that “the delegated competent authority will be the one who holds the presidency of the autonomous community.”

For its part, section 3 of the aforementioned article establishes that the competent delegated authorities are empowered to issue, by delegation of the Government of the Nation, the orders, resolutions and provisions for the application of the provisions of articles 5 to 11. The planned measures in articles 5 to 8 (limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night, restrictions on entry and exit in the Autonomous Communities, limitation of permanence of groups of people in public and private spaces up to a maximum number of 6 people , and limitation of permanence of people in places of worship) will be effective in the territory of each Autonomous Community when the respective delegated competent authority so determines, prior communication to the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the provisions of article 9, not being able to be the effectiveness of this measure less than 7 calendar days.

On the island of Tenerife, in view of the situation indicated in the Report of November 12, 2020, of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Canarian Health Service, Decree 78/2020, of November 12, was adopted, of the President , by which measures were established in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife in application of the aforementioned Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25.

At the same time, the Government Agreement of November 12, 2020 was adopted, which established, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, the urgent measures of an extraordinary and temporary nature, of prevention and containment necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

By Decree 86/2020, of December 4, of the President and Government Agreement of the same date, new measures were established in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife. These new measures came to displace those adopted by Decree 78/2020, of the President and the Government Agreement, both of November 12, 2020, extended by Decree 81/2020, of the President and Government Agreement, both of November 26 of 2020, having a temporary effectiveness of 14 calendar days from 0:00 a.m. on December 5, 2020, ending, therefore, at 0:00 a.m. on December 19, 2020.

On December 3, 2020, within the framework of the recommendations established by the Plenary Agreement of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System regarding “Christmas and COVID”, of December 2, 2020, Decree 84 / 2020, of the President -in his capacity as delegated authority of the Government of the Nation based on Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25-, as well as the Government’s Agreement, which established a series of measures to guarantee security and the control of the pandemic with the least impact on the development of the Christmas holidays.

In the Report of December 15, 2020 of the General Directorate of Public Health, within the framework of the document proposed by the Agreement of the Plenary Interterritorial Council of the National Health System of December 2, 2020, the specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, among which are the measures to be adopted by the President of the Autonomous Government, as the delegated authority of the Government of the Nation, within Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, declaring the state of alarm, to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-COV-2.

This report indicates that, since the middle of September, the epidemiological situation and transmission of the virus on the island of Tenerife is showing a different pattern compared to the rest of the islands of the Archipelago. While that in the other islands, after the rise of cases in early August and the corresponding peak at the end of that month, the incidence has been declining maintained at low – risk levels or new normal, in Tenerife the number of cases daily has been sustained, placing it at medium or high risk levels with a weekly cumulative incidence (AI) of 114.2 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants on December 14.

Thus, according to the epidemiological indicators of the last week on this island, the level of risk of spread of SARS-CoV-2 continues to be high, with the indicators related to the risk in the population over 65 years at a very high level, with a very high ICU occupancy percentage and with an apparent upward trend in these indicators.

Likewise, another differential pattern in relation to what has been observed so far in the rest of the islands is the high territorial dispersion of the cases, such that a fifteen municipalities in Tenerife exceed the indicators established by the Ministry of Health to assess the transmission of the virus in small municipalities, requiring additional measures to prevent and control the transmission of the virus.

The assessment of the set of indicators on the island of Tenerife and the information they provide, determine a worrying scenario, not only from the health perspective, and therefore requires the adoption of containment measures in accordance with this level of risk.

This situation of high transmissibility of the virus coincides with the beginning of the Christmas holidays. On the other hand, epidemiological evidence and risk assessment studies indicate that the probability of the virus spreading is amplified in the social sphere, in family and friends gatherings, partners or non-partners; in closed or poorly ventilated places; in the presence of many people and where the measures of interpersonal distance, hygiene and prevention are not maintained; where people speak aloud, sing, and perform activities that do not allow the continued use of the mask: eating, drinking or doing physical activity, etc. The frequency of these scenarios and circumstances will multiply during the holidays. For this reason, on December 3, the Government of the Canary Islands established specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays in the scope of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, in application of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, by which the state of alarm is declared to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-COV-2.

On October 22, 2020, the Plenary of the Interterritorial Health Council approved the coordinated response actions for the management of the pandemic in accordance with the risk levels defined in the various territories. According to this document, the alert level on the island of Tenerife would be between levels 3-4. On the other hand, the document specifies that the final decision of the alert level assigned to an evaluated territory will not only be based on the level of risk resulting from the indicators, but may also be modulated with the upward trend of the indicator and its rate of change, as well as a qualitative evaluation that includes the response capacity, the socioeconomic, demographic and mobility characteristics of the evaluated territory.

Taking into account the most recent data that suggest a rebound in cases in the Canary Islands of a much higher magnitude on the island of Tenerife, the level of alert determined by its epidemiological and healthcare indicators, and the context of the Christmas holidays in which the number of individual contacts in circumstances of risk of transmission and the agglomeration of people multiply exponentially, it is essential to adopt complementary measures for Christmas on this island.

The measures that contribute to physical distancing (isolation of cases, quarantine, physical distance, among others) are those that have shown the greatest effectiveness in reducing transmission. Others of greater impact, such as the limitation of social contacts outside the nucleus of stable coexistence, the limitation of capacity, the prohibition of certain mass events and the limitation of circulation at night, were already adopted as extraordinary measures for the entire Canary Islands by means of a Government Agreement of the Canary Islands of December 3, 2020, which establishes specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays in the scope of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

There is also evidence that, at least in the first wave, the factor that in the greatest proportion determined the spread of the virus in the Canary Islands was internal mobility and with the experience obtained in other territories in relation to the application of measures such as perimeter closures, It is proposed to apply these measures with extraordinary character on the island of Tenerife.

Included in the annex to the aforementioned report are the specific and extraordinary measures that are proposed to be adopted on the island of Tenerife, taking into account its epidemiological situation and the high risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 foreseeable during the preparation and celebration of the next holidays Christmas, for a minimum period of 15 days, extendable depending on the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

These measures are based on the following aspects:

* Limit entry and exit from the island of Tenerife. Entry to the island of Tenerife is restricted for people from the rest of the national territory. Likewise, the departure from the island of Tenerife is restricted for people bound for the rest of the national territory.

* Limit the permanence of people to the nucleus of coexistence, except the days of traditional celebration in which it is limited to 6 people.

* Curfew Restriction at night between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., every day except on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which is extended.

* Restrict activity in all interior spaces where permanent use of the mask cannot be guaranteed or where risky activities are carried out.

* Reduce capacity in all other spaces according to the risk inherent in each one of them.

* Cancel the celebration of mass events.

According to the report of the General Directorate of Public Health dated December 15, 2020, Decree of the President of December 16 is issued , which established measures in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife in application of Royal Decree 926 / 2020, of October 25, relating to:

1. Limitation of entry and exit from the island of Tenerife.

2. Limitation of the maximum number of people not living together in family and social gatherings, in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors.

3. Limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night.

4. Emblematic religious celebrations.

As stated in Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, in any case, during the validity of the state of alarm, the competent public health administrations, in matters not provided for in this regulation, must continue to adopt the measures necessary to face the public health emergency situation caused by COVID-19, in accordance with health legislation, in particular, Organic Law 3/1986, of April 14, on Special Measures in Public Health Matters, 14/1986, of April 25, General Health and Law 33/2011, of October 4, General Public Health, as well as the corresponding regional regulations, which, within the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, It is constituted by Law 11/1994, of July 26, on the Health Management of the Canary Islands.

The measures included in the annex to this Agreement are contained in the Report of the General Directorate of Public Health of December 15, 2020.

The measures that are now proposed to stop community transmission on the island of Tenerife are urgent measures of an extraordinary and temporary nature that it is necessary to adopt in addition to the general prevention measures contained in the Agreement of the Government of the Canary Islands of June 19, 2020 , among which it is worth remembering:

* The continued use of the mask in all spaces regardless of maintaining the safety distance.

* Respiratory label (coughing in the flexion of the elbow and not in the hand).

* Frequent hand washing.

* Maintaining interpersonal safety distance at all times of 1.5 m.

* The prohibition of smoking while traveling on public roads or in outdoor spaces when a minimum interpersonal distance of 2 meters cannot be respected.

Only, by maximizing compliance with all measures, will it be possible to control the upward trend in the transmission of the virus and improve epidemiological data on the island of Tenerife, which will ultimately make it possible to make the measures that currently have to be imposed more flexible. the protection of public health.

These measures are subject to modulation, flexibility or suspension, depending on the evolution of the relevant indicators, and must have a limited validity of 14 days, which will be subject to the corresponding review.

The measures of the state of alarm approved by Decree of December 16 of the President , as the competent authority delegated by the Government, in accordance with the authorization established in article 2, sections 2 and 3, of the Royal Decree are incorporated into the annex to this Agreement. 926/2020, of October 25, in order to have a single document that guarantees legal certainty and its better dissemination, given the diversity of actions carried out.

At the same time, for the island of Tenerife, the measures approved by the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020, whose effects end on December 18, are extended for 15 calendar days.

Organic Law 3/1986, of April 14, on Special Measures in Public Health Matters, and Laws 14/1986, of April 25, General Health, 33/2011, of October 4, General Public Health , and 11/1994, of July 26, of the Canary Islands Health Organization, enable the possible adoption of measures by health authorities in situations of risk to people’s health.

In the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter V of Title II of Law 11/1994, of July 26, on Health Management of the Canary Islands, set out in its articles 42 and following, the Government of the Canary Islands, as Ultimately responsible for the orderly, efficient and effective operation of the health activities of the Public Administrations of the Canary Islands, has assigned the powers of organization, planning, direction, supervision, control, inspection and sanitary, social and public health sanction, showing, in by virtue of the provisions of article 28 of the same legal text, the nature of health authority in the scope of its powers, as well as for the determination of administrative intervention actions in the field of health that are contemplated in Chapter II of the Title II of the aforementioned regulation.

By virtue of this, the Government, after deliberating and on the proposal of the Minister of Health, agrees:

First.- Object and scope of application.

1. Establish, in the area of ​​the island of Tenerife, new specific measures of an extraordinary nature during the preparation and celebration of the Christmas Holidays, prevention and containment necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, which is contained in the annex to this Agreement.

The measures adopted through this Agreement, which are specific to the island of Tenerife, are applied in a prevailing way, as they contain more restrictive measures than those contained in the Government Agreement of December 3, 2020 (BOC No. 248, of 4.12.2020), which establishes specific measures for the celebration of the Christmas Holidays within the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.

2. Likewise, the prevention and containment measures necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, adopted in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020 (BOC No. 249, of 5.12.2020), are extended, whose effects end on December 18, for 15 calendar days.

Second.- Penalty regime.

Failure to comply with the measures contemplated in this Agreement will be sanctioned by the competent authorities in accordance with the provisions of Decree Law 14/2020, of September 4, which establishes the sanctioning regime for non-compliance with prevention and containment against COVID-19 in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, and other applicable regulations.

Third.- Prior communication.

In accordance with the provisions of the Plenary Agreement of the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System regarding “Coordinated response actions for the control of COVID-19 transmission”, updated on October 22, 2020, the measures provided in this Agreement will be made known, before its implementation, to the Ministry of Health.

Fourth.- Effects.

This Agreement will take effect on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands and will begin to be effective as follows:

1. The measures contained in the annex to this Agreement will remain in effect for fifteen calendar days from 00:00 on December 19, 2020, without prejudice to the fact that it may be extended or, where appropriate, modified. , made more flexible or left without effects, depending on the evolution of the epidemiological and health situation on the island of Tenerife.

2. The measures contained in the Government Agreement of December 4, 2020 (BOC No. 249, of 5.12.2020), whose effects end on December 18, 2020, will be extended for 15 calendar days.

Fifth.- Special and prevailing application with respect to the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020.

The uniqueness of these measures determine their special and prevailing application with respect to the same measures contained in the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020 and its successive updates, which will continue to apply as long as they do not oppose this Agreement.

ANNEXED

Specific measures for the Christmas Holidays on the island of TENERIFE

December 19, 2020 – January 2, 2021

1. General preventive measures included in the Canary Islands Government Agreements to deal with the health crisis caused by COVID-19 after the Agreement of the Interterritorial Health Council of October 22, 2020.

The measures provided for in the Government Agreements of June 19, and their updates, and of December 4, 2020, will be applied, except as opposed to in the measures included below.

2. Limitation of entry and exit from the island of Tenerife.

2.1. Entry to the island of Tenerife is restricted for people from the rest of the national territory. Likewise, the departure from the island of Tenerife is restricted for people bound for the rest of the national territory. These restrictions will not affect properly justified trips that occur for any of the following reasons, taking into account the provisions of article 6 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm for contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:

a) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.

b) Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

c) Attendance at university, teaching and educational centers, including nursery schools.

d) Return to the place of habitual or family residence. Displacements to territories that are the place of habitual residence of relatives or close friends of those who move are understood to be included in this exception.

e) Assistance and care of the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

f) Travel to financial and insurance entities or refueling stations in neighboring territories.

g) Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.

h) Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.

i) Taking exams or official tests that cannot be postponed.

j) Due to force majeure or situation of need.

k) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

2.2. Passengers in transit at a Tenerife port or airport with final destination to another country or another place in the national territory are exempt from the provisions of the previous section.

2.3. Likewise, those persons coming from outside the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands who prove a reservation in a tourist accommodation establishment registered in the General Tourist Registry of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, and are subject to the public health control regime in the admission to a lodging establishment in accordance with Decree Law 17/2020, of October 29, on extraordinary measures in tourism to face the effects of the health and economic crisis produced by the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

2.4. It is recommended not to travel between municipalities.

3. Limitation of the maximum number of people who do not live together in family and social gatherings, in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors.

* The permanence of groups of people both in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors, will be limited to cohabiting people, understanding as such those who reside under the same roof. Likewise, those people residing in the Canary Islands who return to their family unit during the period of production of effects of this Agreement will be considered cohabiting. This will not apply to the provisions of section 7 relating to “Specific measures for the hotel and catering business, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes”.

* In the meetings to celebrate the Christmas lunches and dinners on December 24, 25 and 31, 2020, and January 1, 2021, the maximum number of 6 people will not be exceeded, except in the case of cohabitants, nor the maximum number of three living units. In any case, it is recommended that these meetings be made up of members who belong to the same group of coexistence, trying not to exceed the two groups of coexistence and special caution and care will be taken with the people most vulnerable to COVID-19.

4. Limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night.

* The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day, except for Christmas Eve, which is delayed until 00:30 a.m., and for New Year’s Eve, which it is delayed until 1:00 a.m., and exclusively for the return to the habitual residence after attending meetings held in accordance with sections 2 and 3 of the annex to this Agreement.

The limitation set out in this section does not affect the performance of the following essential activities set out in article 5 of Royal Decree 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:

a) Acquisition of medicines and health products in pharmacy offices.

b) Assistance to health centers, services and establishments.

c) Assistance to veterinary care centers for urgent reasons.

d) Compliance with labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.

e) Return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the activities foreseen in this section.

f) Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.

g) Due to force majeure or situation of need.

h) Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

i) Refueling at gas stations or service stations, when necessary to carry out the activities foreseen in the preceding paragraphs.

5. Measures related to large events.

* Parties, festivals, fairs, fair attractions or other similar events may not be held.

Mass events that are already authorized or subject to prior authorization may not be held in accordance with the provisions of section 2.1.11 of the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020 and its successive updates.

* It is recommended to close parks, outdoor recreation areas or public roads at night, in order to avoid crowds and the consumption of alcohol.

6. Measures in the workplace.

As far as possible, telematic work will be promoted and prioritized in all activities that do not require physical presence.

7. Specific measures for hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes.

* Interior areas will remain closed, except for health centers, work centers for the consumption of their staff and tourist accommodation establishments for the exclusive use of guests on a lodging basis, with a distance of at least 2 meters between adjacent table chairs and with a maximum occupancy per table of 4 people. Consumption in the bar, buffet or self-service is prohibited and the maximum capacity in these interior areas will be 33%.

In any case, the service of collecting food and drinks on the premises and delivery to your home is allowed, with the time limit indicated in section 4.

* On the terraces or other outdoor spaces dependent on the establishment, it is forbidden to consume at the bar, the buffet or self-service service and smoking, as well as the performance of activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks such as party favors, dances, karaokes, etc.

You may not exceed 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor terraces, with a distance of at least 2 meters between adjacent table chairs and with a maximum occupancy per table of 4 people.

* These measures will also be applicable to any establishment or activity that offers food or drink services as a complement to the main activity carried out, except for the exception provided in the first point of this section 7.

8. Establishments and retail business premises. Malls.

* In retail establishments and commercial premises, 33% of their total capacity may not be exceeded, and the resulting capacity must allow the maintenance of interpersonal safety distances at all times.

In the case of establishments or premises distributed over several floors, the above limitations must be met in each of them.

* In the case of shopping centers and parks, the capacity of the common areas will be limited to 33% of the authorized capacity, being prohibited the use of recreational areas such as children’s areas, toy libraries or rest areas, which must remain closed.

In the case of shopping centers distributed over several floors, the above limitation must be met in each of them.

Furthermore, in shopping centers and parks, clients will not be allowed to stay in common areas except for transit or waiting to access the establishments. This restriction does not affect authorized hotel and restaurant activities carried out in common outdoor areas, which must comply with the provisions of section 7.

* The necessary measures must be established to allow the maintenance of the interpersonal safety distance and the control of capacity, both in the premises and establishments and in the common areas of shopping centers, and the capacity of the spaces intended for parking may be limited if necessary of vehicles by 50%, as established in section 2.1 of the Agreement of the Government of the Canary Islands of June 19, 2020, on prevention measures to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, once the phase III of the Plan for the transition to a new normal.

* A preferential service will be provided to people over 75 years of age, such as priority access, reservation of parking or payment boxes, rest seats, which ensure said preference in care. The existence of the preferential attention service must be clearly indicated in said establishments and premises.

9. Gaming and betting establishments and venues.

Gambling casinos, bingo halls, arcades and games rooms, external betting venues and other premises and facilities similar to those for recreational gaming and betting activities will remain closed.

10. Practice of non-professional sports activity and physical exercise.

* The practice of physical and sports activity is prohibited in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers.

* The practice of sports activity and physical exercise in the open air can be carried out individually and as long as the interpersonal safety distance of 2 meters can be maintained permanently. Team sports or those practices or exercises in which the maintenance of said distance cannot be guaranteed at all times may not be practiced.

In the case of individual sport in the open air, the use of the mask will be excepted exclusively during the performance of the sport and provided that the maintenance of the distance of two meters with other people can be guaranteed, in accordance with the provisions of the Article 6.2 of Royal Decree-Law 21/2020, of June 9.

In outdoor sports facilities and centers, the use of a mask will only be excepted for the performance of sports that require the use of specific courts such as tennis or athletics, exclusively during the performance of said activities and provided that the maximum occupancy of the track conforms to the rules of the game or sport and that the interpersonal distance of 2 meters can be maintained permanently.

11. Emblematic religious celebrations.

* Emblematic religious celebrations, such as the Misa del Gallo, may be celebrated with respect to the times indicated in point 4. It is recommended to offer telematic or television services as an alternative.

* It is recommended to avoid singing, recommending instead the use of prerecorded music, with choirs being forbidden. Likewise, physical displays of devotion or tradition (kisses, contact on images, sculptures, etc.) should be avoided, replacing them with others that do not pose a health risk.

12. Hospital centers and social health care centers for the elderly.

* Given the verification of outbreaks associated with health care in hospitals and social health care centers, the following restrictions are established during the period of validity of these measures:

– In hospitals, external visits are suspended except in the case of minors, pregnant women, accompanying people at the end of life and those other clinical situations that are considered necessary at the discretion of the physician.

– In social health care centers where older people reside (nursing homes), given the vulnerability of this population, the exits of residents outside the centers and external visits are suspended, except in the case of accompanying people at the end of life. Those patients who are confirmed cases with resolved infection will be exempt from this limitation.

* In addition to the protection measures established by the Occupational Risk Prevention Services of each center or establishment, it is recommended, during the period of validity of these measures, the use of FFP2 type masks and face shields by all staff who have direct care with patients in these centers or establishments, as well as reinforce frequent ventilation in the facilities where workers, patients and residents are located.

13. Screenings.

It is recommended that all people arriving on any of the islands of the Canary Archipelago from the island of Tenerife, excluding those under six years of age, undergo a screening in the terms established in the Order of the Minister of Health of December 14, 2020 , which provides for the performance of screening by means of active infection diagnostic tests (PDIA) to passengers who enter the territory of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands from the rest of the national territory, by air or sea, to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

14. Shelters, juvenile centers and prisons.

* Given the verification of outbreaks in these closed establishments, it is recommended, during the period of validity of these measures, to carry out frequent screening of workers and users of these establishments.

* In addition, reinforce frequent ventilation in the facilities where workers and residents are located. The training of workers in preventive measures against the transmission of the virus will be reinforced.

15. Regular public land passenger transport.

In the regular public land passenger transport its capacity is reduced to 50%.

* Surveillance of urban land transport means will be reinforced at peak times, in order to avoid crowds. During peak hours, avoid using public transport for non-essential or postponed trips.

* It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules to avoid crowds, guaranteeing adequate ventilation and compliance with preventive measures, which include not eating or drinking and using the mask correctly.

* It is recommended that alternative mobility methods, such as cycling or walking, be used for travel.

16. Public road.

* The City Councils will ensure compliance with the measures aimed at avoiding crowds and alcohol consumption on public roads, in addition to the rest of the approved prevention and containment measures necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

17. Reminder of basic preventive measures.

* Citizens should avoid:

– Closed spaces with poor ventilation and crowded.

– Very crowded areas and crowds.

– Areas where they cannot maintain interpersonal safety distance.

* Ventilation: the stay in outdoor spaces will be prioritized. In the interior spaces, adequate ventilation and air renewal must be guaranteed, keeping, where possible, the windows and doors open. In the case of mechanical ventilation, the outdoor air / recirculated indoor air ventilation rate will be increased, reducing, as far as possible, the recirculation of indoor air in the spaces.

* Mandatory use of a mask. In hotel and catering establishments, including bars and cafeterias, the mask may only be removed at the time of food or drink intake, and must be kept during the waiting times before lunch and after dinner.

* It is recommended, during family and social celebrations between non-cohabitants in private settings, to maintain the same measure.

* Interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 meters except for activities that require a greater distance.

* Hand hygiene. Hydroalcoholic gels or hand sanitizers with virucidal activity, which are made available to the public, must be duly authorized and registered. These products are on the list of the Ministry of Health of ” Virucidal products authorized in Spain”, available at: https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/documentos/Listado_virucidas.pdf .

UNOFFICIAL translation of the Canary Island Government Press release at this link Please refer to legislation translation above for clarification and latest changes

Groups of people occupying spaces for public and private use, whether indoors or outdoors, is limited to cohabitants who ordinarily reside under the same roof

Parties/Meetups to be held on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 must not exceed the number of six people (except cohabitants) and be made up of no more than two households.

The night time curfew is brought forward one hour and is established from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which will be from 00:30 to 6:00 a.m.

The Governing Council agreed in the extraordinary session held this afternoon (16/12) to adopt new specific measures for application on the island of Tenerife. All will come into effect from midnight on Friday, December 18, and will last for 14 days.

The new restrictions are justified by the high level of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Tenerife in recent weeks, which has presented a different epidemiological pattern compared to the rest of the islands of the Archipelago.

In the case of national and foreign tourists who plan to come to the island of Tenerife on vacation, they can take advantage of the exceptionalities contemplated by the current regulations on the right of admission in tourist accommodation establishments, where a negative health test must be presented that accredit being free of coronavirus.

While in the rest of the islands, after the increase in cases at the beginning of August and the corresponding peak at the end of that month, the incidence has been decreasing, remaining at low risk levels or a new normal, in Tenerife the increase in daily cases It has been sustained, being at medium or high risk levels, with a weekly (seven days) accumulated incidence (AI) of 114 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants on December 14.

This situation has forced the activation and maintenance of alert levels 3 and 4, this is the maximum (epidemiological red traffic light), and the repeated adoption of intervention measures in the Government Councils held on November 12 and 26 and 3, 10 and last December 16, so the Government of the Canary Islands recalls that all natural or legal persons are obliged to comply with it, while appealing to individual and collective responsibility to stop the contagion curve on this Island.

Limitation of entry and exit from the island of Tenerife

The entry and exit of people to the island of Tenerife is restricted from midnight on December 18 (Friday) to January 1, 2021 and it is also recommended to avoid mobility between its municipalities. The restriction applied to Tenerife will apply except for those adequately justified trips that occur for any of the following reasons contemplated in article 6 of Royal Decree-Law 926/2020, of October 25, the rule that declares the state of alarm in the country to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2:

  • Attending health centers, services and establishments.
  • Compliance with labour, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations.
  • Attendance at university, teaching and educational centers, including nursery schools.
  • Return to the place of habitual or family residence.
  • Assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people.
  • Travel to financial and insurance entities, or to petrol stations in neighboring territories.
  • Required or urgent actions before public, judicial or notarial bodies.
  • Renewals of permits and official documentation, as well as other administrative procedures that cannot be postponed.
  • Taking official exams or tests that cannot be postponed.
  • Due to force majeure or situation of need.
  • Any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited.

The health authority is empowered to establish controls to limit inter-municipal mobility if necessary.

People who are on the island of Tenerife and return to their island of residence will undergo a diagnostic test on the island of arrival. Those that must travel regularly between islands will be screened periodically.

Limitation of the maximum number of people who do not live together, in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors

The permanence of groups of people both in spaces for public and private use, closed or outdoors, will be limited to people living together, understood as those who reside under the same roof.

Parties/Meetups to celebrate Christmas – lunches and dinners on December 24, 25 and 31, and January 1, the maximum number of 6 people should not be exceeded, except in the case of cohabitants, nor the maximum number of two householdsunits (minors from 0 to 6 years old are excluded). In the latter case, the maximum number of attendees will be 6 people, in any case, and it will be ensured that the two household units are always the same ones. Special caution and care will be taken with the people most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Limitation of the movement of people at night, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day, except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, when the start of this limitation is delayed at 12.30 a.m., exclusively for the return to the usual home. .

This limitation is excepted for the realization of the same current essential activities, those contained in article 5 of Royal Decree-Law 926/2020, of October 25, which declares the state of alarm to contain the spread of infections caused by SARS-CoV-2.

These activities are: the acquisition of medicines, health products and other essential goods; assistance to health centers, services and establishments; assistance to veterinary care centers for emergency reasons; the fulfillment of labor, professional, business, institutional or legal obligations; the return to the place of habitual residence after carrying out some of the planned activities; assistance and care for the elderly, minors, dependents, people with disabilities or especially vulnerable people; cause of force majeure or situation of need; any other activity of a similar nature, duly accredited, or refueling at gas stations or service stations, when it is necessary to carry out the activities set forth in the preceding paragraphs.

Emblematic religious celebrations

Emblematic religious celebrations, such as the Misa del Gallo, may be celebrated at times not subject to the limitation (from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) of circulation at night, although it is recommended to offer telematic or television services as an alternative, as well like avoiding songs and using prerecorded music, choirs being prohibited.

Likewise, physical displays of devotion or tradition (kisses, contact on images, sculptures) should be avoided, replacing them with others that do not imply a health risk.

Specific measures for hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes

The agreement adopted today establishes that the interior areas of these establishments will remain closed, except for those of health centers, those of work centers for the consumption of their staff and those of tourist accommodation establishments for the exclusive use of guests. Consumption at the bar and buffet or self-service is prohibited. The maximum capacity in these interior areas will be 33%.  

The collection service of food and beverages on the premises and the delivery at home is allowed, subject to the established time limits.

In the terraces or other outdoor spaces dependent on the establishment, it is forbidden to consume at the bar, the buffet or self-service service and smoking, as well as the performance of activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as party favors, dances, karaokes, etc.  

You may not exceed 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor terraces, with a distance of at least 2 meters between adjacent table chairs and with a maximum occupancy per table of 4 people living together.

In the case of shopping centers and parks, the capacity of the common areas will be limited to 33% of the authorized capacity, the use of recreational areas such as children’s areas, toy libraries or rest areas, which must remain closed, is prohibited.  

In the case of shopping centers distributed over several floors, the above limitation must be met in each of them.

In shopping centers and parks, moreover, customers will not be allowed to stay in common areas, except for transit or waiting to access the establishments.

The necessary measures must be established to allow the maintenance of the interpersonal safety distance and the control of capacity both in the premises and establishments as well as in the common areas of shopping centers, being able, if necessary, to limit the spaces intended for vehicle parking. Spaces for vehicle parking are limited to 50%.

preferential service will be provided to people over 75 years of age , such as priority access, parking reservations, payment boxes or rest seats, which ensure said preference in care. 

To avoid large crowds in streets and shopping centers, the Government recommends that the population organize their purchases in advance and orders that compliance with the interpersonal safety distance and the use of a mask be guaranteed at all times and in all spaces, both of the premises of sale as of the spaces of transit of the commercial centers and in the commercial streets.

Greater use of public roads

The municipalities will ensure compliance with the measures aimed at avoiding crowds and alcohol consumption on public roads, in addition to the rest of the measures approved in prevention and containment necessary to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

Public transport

It is also recommended that alternative methods of mobility be used for travel, such as cycling or walking. Urban and metropolitan public transport is limited to 50% of its capacity.

Surveillance of land and urban means of transport will be reinforced at peak times, in order to avoid crowds and the use of public transport for non-essential or postponed trips.

It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules to avoid crowds, guaranteeing adequate ventilation and compliance with preventive measures, which include not eating or drinking and using the mask correctly.

Big events

Parties, festivals, fairs, fair attractions or other similar events may not be held. All types of mass events are prohibited, such as those subject to prior authorization in accordance with the provisions of section 2.1.11 of the Government Agreement of June 19, 2020 and its successive updates.

The night-time closure of parks, outdoor recreation areas or public roads is recommended, in order to avoid crowds and the consumption of alcohol.

Labour sphere

As far as possible, telematic work will be promoted and prioritized in all activities that do not require physical presence.

Hospital centers and social health care centers for the elderly

Given the verification of outbreaks associated with health care in hospitals and social health care centers where older people reside (nursing homes) and the vulnerability of this population, it is established, during the period of validity of these measures, the suspension of the exits of residents outside the centers and also external visits, except in the case of accompanying people at the end of life. In hospitals, admitted minors and pregnant women may receive visits.

Those patients who are confirmed cases with resolved infection will be exempt from this limitation.

Gaming and betting establishments and premises

Gambling casinos, bingo halls, arcades and games rooms, external betting venues and other premises and facilities similar to those for recreational gaming and betting activities will remain closed.

Practice of non-professional sports activity and physical exercise

The practice of physical and sports activity in the indoor areas of facilities and in sports centers is prohibited, while the practice of sports activity and physical exercise in the open air can be carried out individually and provided that the interpersonal safety distance can be maintained. of 2 meters permanently.

Team sports or those practices or exercises in which the maintenance of said distance cannot be guaranteed at all times may not be practiced.

In the case of individual sport in the open air, the use of the mask will be exempted exclusively during the sport and provided that the maintenance of the two-meter distance can be guaranteed.

Source: https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/noticias/el-gobierno-de-canarias-acuerda-limitar-la-entrada-y-salida-de-personas-de-tenerife/?fbclid=IwAR15hXBSiEutLNFAJsMiAfH4MFB8Vn2I65XBlxAD1bzoY6IprLkGSEijt2E