Six indoors and eight outdoors permitted in bars and restaurants in Malaga province

Six indoors and eight outdoors permitted in bars and restaurants in Malaga province
/ Ñito Salas
  • Shops, cinemas, theatres and gyms will be able to fill up to 75 per cent of their capacity, except in Almáchar and Cuevas del Becerro

The state of alarm may be gone, but the Junta de Andalucía regional government remains in control of a number of restrictions. As of Thursday, 13 May, new capacity limits will apply in shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.

In Malaga province, which is practically all on a level 2 health alert, the number of people per table in bars or restaurants will increase to six people inside (previously four) and eight outside (previously six). Bar service is also permitted again.

Only when an area is put in level 1 can this increase to eight inside and ten outside.

Shops, cinemas and buses

The maximum occupancy permitted in shops and hotels will be 75 per cent from Thursday.

Outdoor swimming pools can be filled to capacity, but indoor ones must be restricted to 75 per cent.

Culture, one of the sectors most affected by restrictions, will also get some relief, with capacity in cinemas, theatres and auditoriums to increase to 75 per cent.

Only 50 per cent capacity is allowed during bullfights.

On buses that go between municipalities, all passengers must be seated and all seats may be used. On short-distance buses, all seats may be occupied and standing capacity must not exceed 75 per cent.

In sports facilities, 75 per cent capacity will apply outdoors and 65 per cent indoors.

Religious services and ceremonies

Meanwhile, religious gatherings may be held in all types of public or private facilities, whether in open-air or indoor spaces, as long as they do not exceed 60 per cent of their seating capacity.

Ceremonies are also regulated: wakes and burials are restricted to a maximum of 25 people outdoors and 15 indoors, unless the number of people living together is higher, while participation in funerals is limited to 35 people.

In civil ceremonies, the maximum permitted capacity is 60 per cent.

Currently, the entire province of Malaga is at level 2, except for Cuevas del Becerro and Almáchar, which remain at level 4, having registered an accumulated incidence of more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.