The Junta de Andalucía has announced another new Covid measure affecting nightlife in the region. From Thursday 5 August customers going into nightclubs and disco-bars will be required to show a Covid certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test result first.
The move was announced this Monday by the president of the Junta Juanma Moreno on his Twitter account.
This is the main decision to come out of the meeting of the Andalusian authority's committee of experts to analyse the latest Covid statistics.
The aim of the meeting was to suggest new measures to curb the spread of the virus among young people who have not been vaccinated and who are more likely to get together inside bars and clubs.
The legality of the measure is still not enirely clear, however. The High Court in the Canaries last week suspended a similar requirement brought in by the authority on the islands. There, a European Covid passport or a negative test was to be demanded from anyone going inside bars, restaurants and other indoor spaces such as gyms. The court based its decision on a precedent set by the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, which consider that health information is part of the right to privacy.
Covid certificates or negative test results are already required now in Galicia and Cantabria is considering bringing in the measure.
The Junta de Andalucía has also extended all of the existing measures approved after previous meetings, said the president.