The alert level has been raised to 3 in Tenerife: the hotel industry at 33% capacity!
UPDATE June 26, 2021: According to the measures adopted by the Tenerife authorities on June 25, hotels will be able to operate at 33% of total accommodation capacity, and restaurants will be able to operate at 50% of capacity only outside (restaurants will be closed inside). At the same time, the restaurants will close at 22:00. Between 22:00 and 06:00 traffic is restricted. The new measures are in force from June 26.
Initial story: The Government of the Canary Islands agreed on Wednesday, after analyzing the evolution of epidemiological data, at the proposal of the General Directorate of Public Health and the Ministry of Health, to raise the alert level to 3 on the island of Tenerife. The decision was made due to the rapid increase in the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last six days. This was reported by the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo. The restrictions took effect on June 24.
The councilor indicated that Tenerife has recorded, in recent weeks, "A continuous upward transmission and has undergone a significant change from last week's situation". In this regard, Blas Trujillo explained that the island of Tenerife has a cumulative incidence of 98.64 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 7 days, and 170.58 cases per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, double the figures for the Canary Islands, which has an incidence at 7 days of 53.72 and 99.08 at 14 days.
To this must be added other indicators, such as the fact that the predominant variant in the archipelago, as a whole, is the British, which has a higher level of transmission. Also, although the most important focus of infections is in people over the age of 45, the incidence in people over the age of 65 is also a worrying indicator in Tenerife, standing at 36.49, well above the regional average of 19.08.
The alert level has been raised to 3 in Tenerife: the hotel industry is closing!
At the same time, the cumulative incidence at 7 and 14 days increases in those over 65 years of age. Although this indicator represents a “medium risk”, both the Director General of Public Health and the Minister of Health consider that measures are being taken. "In an anticipatory manner" by this decision to update the status of the island to level 3.
He added that other indicators have risen this week, indicating that if no further action is taken, the number of infections will continue to rise on the island of Tenerife. One of these indicators is the positivity of diagnostic tests, which went from 3.8% of positive cases to 7%.
Restrictions that have affected residences for the elderly and centers for people with disabilities, in terms of closure and control of visits, will only affect those who have not completed their vaccination program or the islands that, if necessary, will enter the phase. Fourth. Likewise, public administrations must intensify communication campaigns to strengthen the message about the importance and validity of non-pharmacological measures in all sectors and areas of action in the public administration departments of the Autonomous Community, as well as in the various local administrations.
At level 3, hotels and restaurants must be kept closed indoors, and outdoors will only be able to operate at a maximum capacity of 50%, with four people at each table.
In addition, the agreement requires the strengthening of surveillance and control activities in order to carry out measures, including intelligence measures, by the various agents of the authority and of the security forces and bodies. At level 3, hotels and restaurants must be kept closed indoors, and outdoors will only be able to operate at a maximum capacity of 50%, with four people at each table.
In general and for all activities, priority will be given to carrying out outdoor activities instead of indoor spaces. In addition, adequate ventilation of indoor spaces must be ensured during the course of activities and between consecutive uses. In the case of natural ventilation, cross-ventilation of spaces will be facilitated by opening doors or windows, if possible. If mechanical ventilation is used, the ventilation rate must be increased, the outdoor air supply must be ensured and the indoor air recirculation function must not be used exclusively.
City councils may allow the use of children's furniture, sports cars on public roads, skateboards and other similar outdoor public spaces, provided that the general preventive measures provided for in this agreement are complied with and that extreme measures are taken. and disinfection.
The United Kingdom has put the Balearic Islands on the green list.
The decision came after the UK updated the traffic light list on June 24. As a main novelty, The United Kingdom has put the Balearic Islands, Madeira and Malta on the green list. Portugal and the Azores as well as mainland Spain and the Canary Islands remain on the yellow list.
The new measures adopted will enter into force on June 30, at 04:00. This means that all those who will be traveling from a country or region in the green area will no longer be in quarantine, but will have to be tested for anti-COVID before entering the UK or within two days of entry. Children under 4 years old should not be tested.