The whole of the Canary Islands will pass next Monday to Phase 3 of the de-escalation, a step to which La Graciosa, El Hierro and La Gomera agreed in advance, and to which Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma now join.


This new stage is accompanied by important changes, not only due to the easing of restrictions, but also because the co-governance that the Ministry of Health has maintained with the autonomous communities is ending, with the regional presidents themselves managing the control of the pandemic in their territories. 


As with each phase change, there will be a reduction in the sanitary measures to be complied with, these being some of the most significant : 


– Slots are eliminated and groups of up to 20 people are allowed.



– Weddings and attendance at places of worship are allowed as long as they do not exceed 75% of the capacity up to a maximum of 150 people in outdoor spaces or 75 people in closed spaces.


– Shops can open with 50% of the capacity.



– The hotel and restaurant establishments may be reopened for consumption on the premises, except for nightclubs and nightlife bars, provided that they do not exceed 50% of their capacity and consumption is allowed in the bar provided that a minimum separation of 2 is guaranteed. meters.


– On outdoor terraces, seating will be limited to 75% of the tables, with a maximum occupancy of 20 people.


– In the hotels, the common areas can be reopened as long as they do not exceed 50% of the capacity and the entertainment activities or classes must be designed with a maximum capacity of 20 people and preferably outdoors.


– Cultural and study activities may be carried out in the libraries, provided that they do not exceed 50% of the capacity.


– The wake may be held with a maximum limit of 50 people in open spaces or 25 people in closed spaces.


– In museums and exhibition halls the capacity will be 50% and visits may be by groups of up to 20 people.


– Cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, tent circuses and similar show spaces may carry out their activity, provided they have pre-assigned seats and do not exceed half the authorized capacity.


– In outdoor activities, the public must remain seated, keeping the necessary distance and may not exceed 50% of the capacity, nor exceed 80 people.


– Athletes from federated non-professional leagues will be able to train in groups of up to 20 people.


– Active and nature tourism activities may be carried out for groups of up to a maximum of 30 people and the tourist guide activity is allowed, by appointment and with groups of no more than 20 people.


– Tourist recreation centers, zoos and aquariums open with a capacity of 50% and a third in the attractions and closed places.


– Congresses, meetings, business meetings, conferences and events may not exceed 80 attendees.


– Gambling and betting establishments and establishments may not exceed 50% of the capacity nor exceed 50 people in total.


– Regarding free time activities for children and young people, they will not exceed 200 participants outdoors and 80 in closed spaces.


It should not be forgotten that these measures can be modified, as has happened with the entry into force of each of the de-escalation phases, and that the document where the relief of restrictions is contemplated will be published in a more extensive and detailed way in a new Official State Gazette as in previous weeks.