Sunday, November 28

The Consell sets the limit at ten people and recommends up to two family groups

Image of reconciliation Distension between Puig and Oltra after a month of disagreements

Image of reconciliation Distension between Puig and Oltra after a month of disagreements
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The Consell yesterday agreed to make the curfew more flexible in the Valencian Community on December 24, 25 and 31, with a time limit until 1.30 am. For the rest of the days, midnight is maintained as before. In addition, the Generalitat extends the perimeter confinement of the Valencian Community until January 15.

The interdepartmental commission of the Consell meeting yesterday also agreed to maintain the limitation to six people in social gatherings but raises the limit to 10 in family gatherings on December 24, 25, 26 and 31 and January 1. In these family gatherings it is recommended not to exceed two groups of coexistence.

The Consell includes the second day of Christmas, traditionally a holiday in the Valencian Community and with family celebrations, among the days on which it lowers the restrictions due to the covid.

Also, the closing hours of the establishments restaurants and hotels from 24 to 26 and December 31 is 1:00 am, without being able to accept orders after 0:30 am.

Fairs and attractions with capacity

The occupation of the tables will be maintained as up to now in a maximum number of 6 people, except those formed by relatives or friends who may be a maximum of 10 per table or groupings of tables.

As a novelty, the fair centers and amusement parks can open to the public until the 50% capacity limit both in closed facilities and outdoorsand. Theme parks, zoo or aquariums are included. As before, the gardens and outdoor recreation areas will remain open from 7 am to 11 pm. It is also a novelty that activities can be carried out in the natural environment in groups of up to 30 people maximum.

In addition, the Consell maintains the capacity of 30% in closed swimming pools but, as a novelty, it will be possible to use the changing rooms, although there will be no availability to use the showers or water sources. Among the measures related to non-sedentary sales markets or street markets, the capacity of 50% of stalls is maintained and the alternative of not limiting the stalls but the visitor capacity by 50 percent is introduced.

Horseback riding allowed but without mobility or crowds

The Consell calls on citizens to follow them only from balconies or access to homes

The Valencian Government announced yesterday that the cavalcades of Kings are allowed but without mobility or crowds. However, the Consell authorizes the departure of Kings parades aboard transport vehicles but it is recommended that those who attend see them from balconies or accesses to homes. The cavalcades will have to be static and without mobility, although in the cases in which it is decided that they can move through the streets, citizens must be asked to use the aforementioned balconies or ground floors, which will make it difficult for people who do not live the route of the entourage.

City councils must control access to static horseback riding, always guaranteeing compliance with all hygiene standards, use of a mask, interpersonal safety distance, level of capacity and prevention measures. In any case, the Three Wise Men are authorized to make a tour in the towns and cities aboard transport vehicles. But on the other hand, the popular races typical of the Christmas holidays, the well-known San Silvestre, are not allowed.

Flexibility but with control

As President Puig said yesterday, the current epidemiological situation advises to extend the restrictions to try to stop the infections, but establishing some flexibility in some of them on the occasion of the Christmas celebrations.

Puig demanded prudence and maturity to have a different Christmas and “with responsible joy”, in the appearance with the Minister of Health, Ana Barcel√≥, after the meeting of the interdepartmental commission that agreed on the control measures that are adopted until January 15 and that govern during the holidays.

Puig said that a month and a half after the measures agreed in October with the perimeter closure, the situation is hopeful and sees a change in trend but foresees critical months in December and January due to the cold, flu and social contact.

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