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    Bars and restaurants in Andalusia open until midnight as of 9th of May

    Andalusian Prime Minister Juan Manuel Moreno presented the new regulations for Andalusia after the end of the state of emergency on 9 May, following today’s meeting of the Council of Experts. Moreno recalled that from that date, decisions such as the closure of a municipality will have to be approved by the Andalusian Court of Justice.

    For the return to normality, the Council of Experts has defined three phases that correlate with the respective status of the vaccinations:

    Phase 1 – Stabilisation: 9 May to 31 May.
    Phase 2 – Progress: From 1 June
    Phase 3 – Normalisation: As of 21 June

    Regulations for Phase 1 (9 – 31 May)

    – End of curfew
    – Andalusia reopens its borders with other autonomous regions.
    – Municipalities of more than 5,000 inhabitants with a 14-day incidence of more than 1,000 cases will be sealed off and will have to stop their non-systemic activities. This measure will only come into force if the Andalusian Court of Justice gives its approval. In the case of smaller municipalities, an individual assessment will be made.
    – Restaurants are allowed to open until midnight.
    – In restaurants and bars: up to 8 people at a table indoors, up to 10 people outdoors.
    – Events and celebrations: up to 300 people indoors, up to 500 people outdoors.
    – Meetings in private homes: No person limit.
    – Nightclubs and pubs may open until 2am. Distance on the dance floor. The same conditions apply at the bar as for restaurants.
    – Cinemas, theatres and sporting events in a health district with risk levels 1 and 2: One free seat between each two spectators. Other risk levels: Distance of 1.5 metres.
    – Beaches and swimming pools: No time restrictions, but a special protection plan and a distance of 1.5 metres between people and groups are required.

    In phases 2 and 3, the regulations will be further relaxed, among other things with regard to the permitted number of people at meetings in restaurants, etc. These will be announced shortly before entering the new phase. The objective, however, is to enter “normality” with phase 3, Moreno said.

    The prime minister explained once again that the division of the health districts into four risk levels is still valid. Thus, the rules regarding the number of people allowed in restaurants and bars may change for a health district with the highest risk level 4. The Costa del Sol health district is still at level 2.

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