Elda City Council has extended until February 15 the additional measures taken On January 21 that complemented those included in the resolution of the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública that same day. In addition, the Municipal Bando signed by Mayor Rubén Alfaro recalls the exceptional measures subsequently agreed upon by the Generalitat Valenciana on January 24 and 29.
The extended measures aim to reduce the cumulative incidence of COVID-19 infections in Elda and are as follows:
The libraries they will be kept closed, except for the book loan service. Likewise, the reading rooms as well as the study room of the Civic Center will be kept closed.
The Municipal Archaeological Museum and the Shoe Museum They will remain open without activities for the public, maintaining visits by appointment that can be requested through the website www.elda.es. During the development of the activity, no audio guides, brochures or other similar material may be provided.
In relation to municipal sports facilities and activities, all municipal sports facilities are closed with the exception of those necessary for the development of national or international competitions, which will take place without an attending public. In the event that an individual athlete has to participate in a national or international competition, they must present a certificate from the corresponding Federation.
All competitions, activities and sporting events of regional or lower scope are suspended, organized by public or private entities, in all sports categories and modalities, including training sessions.
Sports practice in the open air is allowed under the terms established in the Resolution of January 19, 2021 of the Consellera de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública.
The common areas of the municipal sports facilities may not be used such as, multipurpose rooms, gyms and press rooms, nor the use of the offices located in the municipal sports facilities that sports entities and clubs usually use, except in exceptional cases and with only one person accessing.
In the schools no activity will be allowed outside of school hours.
The Elda Social Centers They will be closed to the public, except for the Las 300 Multipurpose Social Center and the Nueva Fraternidad Social Center, enabled to process social assistance.
The childish games and the Sport areas located in municipal parks.
In the Municipal Side it is recalled that, according to the provisions of the Resolution of January 29, 2021, of the Minister of Universal Health and Public Health:
People six years of age and older are required to use the mask at all times on public roads, in outdoor spaces and in closed spaces for public use or open to the public.
The use of the mask will also be mandatory during the practice of physical activity or sport within urban centers and in outdoor spaces, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The use of the mask will not be mandatory in the following cases:
a) During the practice of physical activity or any other activity outside population centers with which its use is incompatible.
b) In children’s and youth leisure activities while staying with the stable coexistence group.
The obligation contained in the previous sections will not be enforceable for people who have any type of illness or respiratory difficulty that may be aggravated by the use of a mask or who, due to their disability or dependency, do not have the autonomy to remove the mask, or Either they present behavioral alterations that make their use unviable and in cases of force majeure or situation of need.
For the purposes of this agreement, the obligation of use refers to masks, preferably hygienic and surgical, as well as their proper use, that is, they have to cover from the part of the nasal septum to the chin included. The use of a mask with an exhalation valve is not allowed, except in the professional field in cases where this type of mask may be recommended.
Likewise, and in accordance with the provisions of Decree 2/2021, of January 24, 2021, of the President of the Generalitat:
In spaces for public use, both indoors and outdoors, the permanence of groups of people is conditioned to the fact that the maximum number of two people is not exceeded, except in the case of cohabiting people and without prejudice to the exceptions provided.
In homes and spaces for private use, both indoors and outdoors, Only family and social gatherings of people who belong to the same nucleus or coexistence group are allowed, without prejudice to the exceptions provided for in the aforementioned Decree.
Respect, in any case, the safety and hygiene measures established by the health authorities for the prevention of Covid-19, relating to the maintenance of an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 meters, hand hygiene and mandatory use and suitable mask.
In addition, and in accordance with the provisions of Decree 2/2021, of January 24, of the President of the Generalitat, it is recalled that the limitation of the entry and exit of people from the territory of the Valencian Community is extended except for properly justified trips and the freedom of movement of people is restricted at night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. throughout the territory of the Valencian Community until 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2021.
Additionally, from 3:00 p.m. on Friday to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, and from 3:00 p.m. on the eve of holidays until 6:00 a.m. the day after the holiday, the entry and exit of people from the municipal boundaries is limited of the municipalities and groups of municipalities with a population of more than 50,000 people, including the Elda-Petrer group of municipalities, with the same exceptions provided for entering and leaving the Valencian Community.
The Eldense population is reminded to maintain the necessary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as well as avoiding one’s own exposure to said risks. In general, the safety and hygiene measures established by the health authorities for the prevention of Covid-19 must be respected, and, in particular, those relating to the maintenance of an interpersonal safety distance of at least 1.5 meters, hand hygiene and mandatory and adequate use of a mask.
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