The High Impact Public Health committees of the eight Andalusian provinces will meet virtually this Thursday (30 September), as they do every week, to analyse the coronavirus pandemic data in their areas.
Until now, the committees would decide what health alert level, from 1 – 4, municipalities would be placed in and what coronavirus control measure they would face.
But, from today, they will also be able to decide which areas can move to Level 0, a new step in which there are no longer any capacity or time restrictions in many sectors and is the often-mentioned 'new normal'.
Health districts with a coronavirus cumulative incidence rate of less than 50 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants in 14 days will pass to Level 0.
On Wednesday, in Malaga province, the Serranía health district already met this level and the Malaga health district was very close (51.9).
And, on the same day, the Junta published a new order in the BOJA Official Gazette detailing the new health alert Level 0 which is " established as a management stage of the health crisis by Covid-19 in order to control the transmission of the virus and the preservation of the healthcare system capacity.”
Despite this new level of easing of restrictions, the Junta de Andalucía has reminded that the use of face masks indoors and in crowds will continue to be mandatory and that the basic pandemic sanitary measures will have to be respected, such as hand washing and maintaining social distancing between people.