Maximum capacity rules get stricter in nearly 50 Malaga towns and villages

Maximum capacity rules get stricter in nearly 50 Malaga towns and villages
  • The Axarquía and La Vega health districts go back to alert level 2 from this Thursday, affecting numbers allowed at social gatherings

Nearly 50 towns and villages in Malaga proince will see reductions in the maximum capacity allowed in bars, restaurants, shops and at cultural events, among other venues, as La Vega (Antequera) and Axarquía health districts move into Covid-19 alert level 2 from Thursday, 15 July.

The move, which affects a population of nearly 300,000 people, was decided on Wednesday by the public health risk committee..

The Costa del Sol, Malaga and Guadalhorce districts were already put back into Level 2 last week.

The maximum number of people who can sit together outside a bar or restaurant goes from ten to eight and eight to six in the interior of establishments.

The maximum capacity allowed in shops and commercial centres goes back down from 100 to 75 per cent.

The change also affects theatres and cinemas (now 75%), religious ceremonies (60%), among other gatherings.

La Vega and Axarquía districts

The changes will be applied from midnight (Wednesday night - Thursday morning) in the following towns and villages: Antequera, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Torrox, Archidona, Almargen, Campillos, Cañete la Real, Sierra de Yeguas, Teba, Alameda, Fuente de Piedra, Humilladero, Mollina, Valle de Abdalajís, Villanueva de la Concepción, Villanueva del Rosario, Cuevas Bajas, Cuevas de San Marcos, Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva de Tapia, Villanueva del Trabuco, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Casabermeja, Colmenar, Riogordo, Alcaucín, Canillas de Aceituno, Periana, Salares, Sedella, Viñuela, Algarrobo, Árchez, Canillas de Albaid, Cómpeta, Sayalonga, Algatocín, Frigiliana, Arenas, Almáchar, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Comares, Cútar and Iznate.

The only district in Malaga province where alert level 1 still applies is now Serranía, which includes 24 municipalities in the Ronda area.