Misc 20/08/2021

What are the current covid restrictions?

Bars have to close at 0.30 and drinking on the street banned throughout Catalonia

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Young people during the festival of Gràcia

BarcelonaThe improvement in the health situation has allowed the lifting of curfew in the vast majority of towns and cities where it was still in force. The Catalan Government had proposed to keep the curfew in place in 148 towns, but Catalonia's High Court only allowed the extension in 19. It recalled that the pandemic is evolving favourably. Despite this, there are still many other restrictions that, for the moment, must continue to be respected at least until August 27.

Bars and restaurants
Cambrers de la bodega Pàdua de Barcelona

Bars and restaurants must close at 0.30 am and may not open before six in the morning. In addition, the premises must be well ventilated and under no circumstances may they exceed 50% of the permitted capacity. Customers may drink at the bar if they keep a distance of 1.5 metres between customers. Only six people are allowed to share tables inside the premises and up to 10 outside, unless they belong to the same bubble. A distance of two metres must be kept between tables inside the premises and 1.5 metres outside.

Curfew and alcohol in the street
Desenes de joves a la festa major de Gràcia

The curfew will only apply to 19 municipalities: Alcarràs, Amposta, Arenys de Munt, Badia del Vallès, Balaguer, Banyoles, Calafell, Celrà, Cervelló, Gelida, Manlleu, Martorell, Montblanc, Móra d'Ebre, Palafolls, Salt, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Sarrià de Ter and Torroella de Montgrí. In other Catalan towns you stay out all night, but the ban on consumption of alcoholic beverages in public spaces stays in force.

Rules in public spaces
Una cua de persones amb mascaretes al carrer

It is forbidden to smoke in public spaces if you cannot keep a distance of two meters and you cannot consume food in outdoor meetings with other people. Use of face masks is recommended and continues to be compulsory for those over six years of age in closed public places or if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be kept. Meetings and gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people, except if they live together.

Concerts and festivals
Públic al festival Canet Rock 2021

The capacity for cultural events, as well as civil and religious ceremonies, is limited to 70% and there can be a maximum of 1,000 people indoors and 3,000 people outdoors or indoors with reinforced ventilation, access and crowd control and prior allocation of seats. Attendees must be seated and dancing is not allowed. Distance must be maintained and masks must be worn.