Not only has Fuerteventura moved down to Phase One, but the rest of the Islands have as well
The Canarian Government held their weekly Thursday evaluation and concluded that Fuerteventura’s numbers showed sign of improvement that warranted lowering restrictions. During the last week, the number of new cases decreased and the number of positive PCR tests increased. When you couple that with the fact that Covid related incidents at the General Hospital and in the ICU are also on the decline, it adds up to great things for the island.
The other Islands have also shown massive improvement, although Lanzarote had a slight increase over the last seven days that has since stabilized also.
The weekly statistics showed that between the 6th and 12th October, 368 new Covid cases were recorded; a decrease of 17,5% on the daily average from the previous week.
What Are Phase One Restrictions?
- Occupancy: In open-air spaces it is 100% of the stipulated maximum and 75% in interior spaces
- Groups: This must not exceed 12, except if the group is comprised of persons that co-habitate. If the group is mixed, the maximum is still 12
- Closing Times: For those establishments that did not have a set closing time or one that exceeds the time set for Phase One, the maximum authorized by the Government is 3am
- Night-Life: Establishments such as clubs, cocktail bars, karaokes and similar that have the appropriate Opening Licences may operate as per said licences, which means that live music is allowed but dancing is still prohibited. These establishments must still collect staff and customer information (DNI/NIE, telephone number, date and time of service) in order to trace possible outbreaks. These records must be kept for at least one month in case the Authorities request them
- The sale of alcohol is prohibited on public streets, parks and open-air recreational areas
On another note, the Canarian Government has also suspended the obligation for guests at tourist accommodations to provide certification to prove they are Covid-free, whether this is by means of PCR tests, a vaccine certificate or sworn declarations that show the guest has already had Covid or have not left the Islands in the 15 days immediately prior to check-in. This measure should in theory stay in place until 31st January