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Madrid will increase to six people per table allowed on the terraces from Friday




Next Friday it will be decreed that the terraces of the hospitality establishments can have up to six people at the same table, and not four, which is the current limit. This expansion has been the main announcement that the President, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has made the hospitality entrepreneurs, with whom he has met today. He has also promised them that, “as soon as possible” and the contagion curve begins to reduce, the curfew will be delayed again at 0.00 hours, so that restaurants and bars can also stay open until that time, as was the case. until a few weeks ago.

It is the same promise, that of reversing the restrictive measures launched in mid-January, which he also made today Vice President Ignacio Aguado Madrid merchants, another sector particularly affected by the pandemic.

In addition, the Madrid president has promised to specify more in a new Health order the obligation that already exists to use a mask inside restaurants. Although it was already collected, the regional government is going to introduce a “broader and more specific” regulation so that it can only be removed in the specific act of eating or drinking. Right now, what the order says is that “all persons six years of age and older are obliged to wear masks in the following cases: On public roads, in outdoor spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, regardless of the maintenance of the physical interpersonal safety distance ». Now, it will be given more specificity so that there is no room for doubt.

Díaz Ayuso has maintained a meeting, together with the Minister of the Environment, Paloma Martín, with Pepa Muñoz, president of the Foundation of Associations of Cooks and Confectioners of Spain (FACYRE); José Luis Inarejos, president of the Madrid Association of Cooks and Confectioners (ACYRE Madrid); Miriam Hernández, vice president of ACYRE Madrid; José Luis Yzuel, president of the Spanish Hospitality Business Confederation (CEHE); Tomás Gutiérrez, president of the Hospitality Business Association of the Community of Madrid; Antonio Galán, president of the Madrid Association of Restoration Companies (AMER); Juan José Blardony, general manager of the Hospitality Industry of Madrid; Luisa Masuet, President of the Spanish Association of Franchisors; and José Antonio Aparicio, president of the Association of Restaurateurs of the Plaza Mayor and Madrid de los Austrias.

The president of the Community of Madrid has also indicated that From Friday, Health will make the use of a mask mandatory inside restaurants for a few weeks as an added preventive measure against Covid-19. He has also insisted on the need for closed hospitality spaces to guarantee cross ventilation, preferably natural.

“In Madrid we do everything in our power to keep our hospitality and culture open despite the political impulses that come to us from all institutions,” said Díaz Ayuso. The regional government has planned aid of 85 million euros for the hospitality industry, It will also launch a specific plan to help the central district of Madrid Capital, which has been particularly affected by the drastic drop in tourists, in an area that traditionally depends a lot on these customers.

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