Restrictions in Andalucía to continue until 10 December

Regional president Juanma Moreno.
Regional president Juanma Moreno. / EFE
  • Municipal boundaries remain closed and the curfew stays at 10pm to 7am; commercial hours also remain as now, although bars and restaurants can serve food to take away until 9.30pm

The current restrictions in force in Andalucía to curb the spread of Covid-19 will remain basically unchanged until 10 December.

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, announced on Sunday that movement between municipalities will remain restricted to essential journeys(for work, education, appointments, etc.) throughout the region.

The night curfew will also remain as it is - 10pm to 7am.

Non-essential businesses will still have to close at 6pm although customers will be able to pick up takeaways from bars and restaurants until 9.30pm.

Another change is that shops will be able to sell toys until 8pm.

Granada South

The stricter measures in force over the last two weeks in Granada province (total closure of non-essential businesses) have been relaxed in the 45 municipalities in the south Granada health district. This includes towns on the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra area.

There, all businesses will now be able to open until 6pm as in the rest of the region, with restaurant takeaway hours until 9.30pm.

The total closure remains in force in the rest of Granada province.

The announcement comes after Moreno met with the committee of experts who advise the Andalusian authority on Covid-19 measures on Sunday.

He had previously warned that the region still had "many days of limitations ahead" before revealing details of the measures to be in force for the next few weeks.

The region has seen mixed results over the last two weeks of restrictions in terms of the factors taken into account by the experts when considering how the spread of the coronavirus can be controlled.

Case figures in the worst-hit provinces (Granada, Seville, Cordoba and Jaén) came down after regional government locked down municipalities (people have been unable to cross municipal borders since 10 November without justified reason), extended the night curfew to 10pm-7am and orderd the closure of non-essential businesses at 6pm.

Meanwhile the numbers have risen slightly in other provinces where the infection rate has been lower (Malaga, Almeria, Cadiz and Huelva).