New Covid-19 restrictions in Andalucía vary according to risk level of health districts

Risk levels in the  province of Malaga.
Risk levels in the province of Malaga. / SUR
  • While the curfew, closing times and municipal lockdown apply to the entire region, other restrictions affecting numbers of people at events and in businesses vary

The new Covid-19 restrictions coming into force from Tuesday in Andalucía will have a direct impact on the daily lives of residents. The night curfew has been extended by two hours - starting at 10pm and ending at 7am (until now it was 11pm to 6am), and all non-essential business will have to close at 6pm. Citizens will also be locked down inside their municipality of residence, only being able to cross into a neighbouring town or village for a limited number of reasons.

The Andalusian government has also given each health district further restrictions (mainly affecting the capacity of establishments and numbers of people at events) according to their risk level, on the government's scale of 1 to 4, from low to high risk, based on the incidence of infection, among other factors.

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said that all of Andalucía is in the maximum risk category, the red Level 4, expect for 109 muncipalities which are in level 3 (orange). These belong to the following health districts: Córdoba norte; Poniente, Levante and Alto Almanzora in Almeria; Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz); Guadalhorce and Malaga city.

These are the further limitations according to Risk Level.

Restrictions in Level 4

This includes in Malaga province Costa del Sol, Serranía de Ronda, Vega de Málaga (Antequera area) and Axarquía.

Funerals and wakes: 6 people indoors and 15 outdoors

Civil and religious ceremonies: 30% capacity.

Receptions: 30 people indoors and 50 outdoors. Maximum 30% capacity.

Commercial establishments: 50% capacity with social distancing.

Public transport: One empty seat between passengers and 50% capacity standing.

Environmental activities: 6 people indoors and 10 outdoors.

Hospitality and catering: 30% capacity indoors and 85% on terraces.

Gymnasiums: 40% capacity.

Competitions, events and training: no spectators.

Cinema, theatres and auditoriums: 40% capacity: 200 people indoors and 300 outdoors

Private transport: Two people per row of seats with no front seat passenger.

Parks: in general open. Children's games closed. Activities: maximum six people.

Restrictions in Level 3

This includes Malaga city and the Guadalhorce district.

Funerals and wakes: 10 people indoors and 20 outdoors

Civil and religious ceremonies: 50% capacity.

Receptions: 50 people indoors and 75 outdoors. Maximum 50% capacity.

Commercial establishments: 60% capacity with social distancing.

Public transport: 100% seats available and 75% capacity standing.

Environmental activities: 10 people indoors and 15 outdoors.

Hospitality and catering: 50% capacity indoors and 100% on terraces.

Sports facilities: 60% capacity. 200 indoors, 400 outdoors

Cinema, theatres and auditoriums: 60% capacity: 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors

Congresses and fairs: 60% capacity: 300 people indoors and 500 outdoors

Parks: in general open. Activities: maximum six people.

Interactive map of Andalucía with restrictions and Covid-19 statistics per municipality: