Junta extends the regional Covid-19 restrictions in Andalucía until 15 February

Police travel restriction checks. File photograph.
Police travel restriction checks. File photograph. / SUR
  • The new decree, which does not include additional measures, will come into force this weekend

The Junta de Andalucía has announced a two-week extension - until 15 February - of the mobility, meeting and business restrictions currently in force and approved on 15 January.

As there has been no significant change in the pandemic situation in the region, a new order will be published in the BOJA official gazette this Saturday (30 January) that extends the current measures until midnight on 15 February, a spokesman for the Andalusian government announced.

This extension means that the perimeter closure of each of the eight Andalusian provinces and the region will continue, so there can be no travel between without them or the rest of Spain without “justified reason”.

The reduction to four for the number of people per gathering - except for people who live together - and the closure of business establishments and the hospitality trade from 6pm are also maintained.

Municipalities across the region with 14-day coronavirus incidence rates higher than 500 infections per thousand inhabitants are already closed on the perimeter, while cities, towns and villages with a rate higher than 1,000 are forced to close all non-essential services.

As up to now, a committee will continue to review the specific measures on a town-by-town basis on Monday and Thursday of each week so that they come into effect on the following Wednesday and Saturday.