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Thanks to LANCELOT DIGITAL – Lanzarote continues in phase 3 for another week

Finally, the Governing Council of the Canary Islands, meeting this afternoon, has not given the go-ahead for Lanzarote to lower its alert level . Therefore, the island will continue for another week in Phase 3 .

The good epidemiological data collected in recent weeks, where there has been a considerable decrease in infections and hospital admissions, together with the increase in medical discharges, have not made it possible, for the moment,  for the island to meet all the necessary requirements to descend from phase .


Without going any further, this Thursday eight new positives of coronavirus have been detected , while  the number of discharges has been 19 . This means that there are only 110 active cases left in Lanzarote, a statistic that is ever closer to the figures from before the Christmas holidays.


Regarding the accumulated incidence, this is 32.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days and 101.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in fourteen days.


Regarding hospital pressure, at the moment  there are 18 people admitted for Covid-19 at the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital , of which 11 are still in the ICU and seven are on the floor.


This decision to keep the island at level 3 represents the umpteenth blow to the business fabric of Lanzarote , especially the restaurant and sports sector, with practically no activity for a month and a half.


Likewise, for many residents of Lanzarote it is difficult to understand that an island that currently has the second lowest accumulated incidence in the Canary Islands , remains on a red light.


With respect to other islands, Fuerteventura goes from level 1 to 2 , and the rest remain in their phases: Gran Canaria and Tenerife, in two, and El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera, in one.


Alert level 3 restrictions (Lanzarote and La Graciosa)

Limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night. The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day. These limitations do not affect the performance of the essential activities contained in the regulations and article 5 of Royal Decree-Law 926/2020, of October 25.

Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces. At alert level 3, the permanence of people both in closed or outdoor spaces for public and private use is limited to four people, except in the case of cohabitants. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will not exceed four people.

Restriction of entry and exit of people , except for justified cause that occurs for any of the reasons contemplated in the regulations and those included in article 6 of Royal Decree-Law 926/2020, of October 25.

Measures for the hotel and catering business, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes. You may not exceed 50% of the authorized capacity in outdoor terraces and the use of interior spaces, or consumption at the bar, is not allowed. The maximum occupancy per table or group of tables will be 4 people outside. The complete closure of the establishments is established before 10 pm.

Sport practice. The practice of physical or sports activity in the interior areas of sports facilities and centers is prohibited. Sports are allowed outdoors in groups of maximum 4 people, including a monitor, if the interpersonal safety distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained permanently. 50% of the sports capacity will not be exceeded in each of the outdoor sports centers and spaces.

Public transport. In the regular public urban and metropolitan land passenger transport, its capacity is reduced to 50%. Surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. At peak times, avoid using public transport for non-essential or postponed trips.

Hospital centers and health care centers.In hospitals, external visits are suspended except in the case of minors, accompaniment of terminal patients and those other clinical situations that are considered necessary at the discretion of the physician. In nursing homes for the elderly, the exits of residents outside the centers and external visits are suspended, except in the case of accompanying terminal patients and those other situations that are considered necessary at the discretion of the center’s management for health reasons. Those patients who are confirmed cases with resolved infection will be exempt from this limitation. In addition, the use of FFP2-type masks and face shields is recommended by personnel who have direct care with patients in these centers, as well as reinforcing ventilation.