A previous meeting of the coronavirus committee. / SUR

'Committee of experts’ meets for first time in two months to consider the implementation of the 'Covid passport' in Andalucía

The region's High Impact Public Health Alerts advisory council last met on 28 September


The Junta de Andalucía’s 'committee of experts' will meet this Friday (26 November) for the first time since 28 September, fundamentally to consider the requirement of a Covid vaccination certificate to access certain facilities, services or events.

However, the region’s High Impact Public Health Alerts advisory council, is not expected to discuss capacity or opening hour restrictions on businesses despite the steadily rising coronavirus incidence rate and number of new daily infections which this Thursday touched 1,000 in 24 hours, the highest figure in a day since mid-September.

Friday’s meeting will start at 11.30 am at the Palacio de San Telmo in Seville, and during the session the adoption of "preventive" measures will be addressed, such as the requirement of the so-called "Covid passport" for access to certain events or to hospitals and nursing homes. Such a measure would, however, need the endorsement of the region’s top court, the TSJA.

Ahead of the meeting the region’s Health minister, Jesús Aguirre, confirmed that the evolution of the pandemic in Andalucía was "worrying" although "not alarming", given that it was not being reflected in hospital pressure.

The application of new "restrictive measures" is not foreseen at Friday's meeting. Andalucía as a whole has remained at health alert Level 0 since 21 October, with the abolition of capacity limits and opening hours in shops, the hospitality sector and activities of all kinds.