Ximo Puig has appeared in the meeting of the Interdepartmental Bureau to announce the new coronavirus restrictions.
“The great work of vaccination teams and the measures that have proved effective allow us to start today with the maximum prudence the reopening of the Valencian Community, safe and gradual towards an improved normality” said Ximo Puig.
Here are the new restrictions that are in force from September 7 and will be in place for the next three weeks:
- No curfew and no restrictions on social gatherings
The Generalitat will not extend the night curfew or limit the number of people in social gatherings.
- The hospitality industry extends the maximum number of persons per table in the interior to eight
The hospitality premises extend to eight the maximum number of persons per table in the interiors. Outside, the number of people per table is kept at ten. Seating restrictions remain.
- Nightclubs and nightlife reopens until 3 am
Nightlife and nightclubs can open until 3 am, with a capacity of 50% inside. The last drink can be served at 2:30. The bar can be used to remove drinks and dancing is still prohibited.
- Large events expand the capacity
Large events will expand the capacity, in indoor spaces it increases to a maximum of 1,500 people, while outdoors may have 3,000 people.
- Sports events expand the public to 20,000 people
Sporting events such as La Liga de Fútbol or ACB de Baloncesto expand the public, up to 20,000 people in outdoor spaces and 4,000 people in indoors.
The Valencian Community has managed to reduce the cumulative incidence of coronavirus to 155 per 100,000 inhabitants, the third lowest in Spain.
Ximo Puig explained that from 27 September the situation will be assessed to decide whether restrictions can be further relaxed. In this regard, it will be key to know the possible effects of the celebration of the Fallas between September 1 and 5.
In this regard, the president of the Generalitat has left the door open to authorize other kinds of popular celebrations, such as the Moors and Christians.