The spokesman for the Canary Islands Government Council, Julio Pérez, explained on Monday that the islands have tightened the restrictive measures derived from the coronavirus crisis, limiting to 10 people who will be able to eat in a restaurant, as well as expanding the obligation to use of the mask in closed places.


In this sense, he explained that now the “mandatory” use of the mask is extended to “any closed public or public use site” regardless of whether there is anyone else inside the place. In addition, for open areas the distance is maintained at 1.5 meters.


In the case of restaurant establishments, Pérez said that the mask is mandatory except at the time of “consuming”, businesses are asked to mark the distance and the use of buffets is regulated.


He has also specified that the obligation to wear a mask includes wearing it “correctly put on” and not in any way that “seems to conform to the norm” but does not.


In addition, “it is clarified that the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the street is prohibited” and that penalties can be accumulated for this as well as for not wearing the mask.


The Canarian Executive recommends the use of the mask in meetings of non-cohabitants as well as not staying in closed spaces where there are crowds of people.


They also detail that children in schools, when they return to the centers, may not wear a mask when there is a distance of 1.5 meters between the tables.


In addition, tour guides may work with up to 55 people as long as the “other rules” are met. It goes from 25 to 55, which is the “measure” of what is considered to be included in a bus.



This Monday the Council meeting has taken place simultaneously from the headquarters of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as well as the press conference, in which the Minister of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs also participated, Román Rodríguez, who has announced the beginning of the process of the 2021 budgets.