As a result, of an increase in Cases the new rules from 12.01 am on Sunday 17th January 2021 are:
- All bars, restaurants and shops will have to close at 6pm
- The number of people allowed to meet in social gatherings, including in bars and restaurants, will be limited to four people
- Travel between the eight provinces of Andalucía will not be permitted (without a justified reason)
- Travel into and out of municipalities with a Covid-19 incidence rate of more than 500 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days will not be permitted (219 are currently affected)
- Bars, restaurants and non-essential shops will not be allowed to open at all in municipalities with a Covid-19 incidence rate of more than 1,000 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days (91 are currently affected)
- The evening curfew will remain the same (10pm to 6am) unless central government approves a change for it to begin at 8pm
It has been decided that from now on the committee of experts will be meeting on a weekly basis to monitor the situation as further restrictions may be necessary.
After it has been found that seven other Municipalities in the province of Andalucia now exceed the rate of 500 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. The Junta de Andalucia have decreed that people are prohibited entering or leaving these locations except for a justified cause from midnight on 19th January 2021: Teba, Almargen, Monda, Alameda, Salares, Ardales, Igualeja, El Borge, Benamocarra, Cartajima, Coín, Alfarnatejo, Alhaurín el Grande, Algatocín , Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Villanueva del Rosario, Moclinejo, Gaucín, Álora, Faraján, Sayalonga, Comares, Vélez-Málaga, Genalguacil, Ronda, Algarrobo, Mollina, Cañete la Real, Benarrabá, Manilva, Alhaurín de la Torre, Canillas de Albaida, Villanueva del Trabuco, Tolox, Carratraca, Campillos, Benalmádena, Rincón de la Victoria, Malaga, Mijas, Fuengirola, Estepona, Cártama and Marbella.
In the Marbella & Estepona area the incidence rate of infection has gone over 1000 per 100,000 inhabitants forcing the closure of all non-essential businesses from Wednesday 27th Jan 2021 for 14 days.
This includes all restaurants, bars, gyms, retail shops, shopping centres, cinemas, theatres, sporting facilities and indoor activity centres…essentially everything within the leisure and hospitality sector. This is NOT a full lockdown to your home and the specific details were published in the official boletin (BOJA) on Tuesday 26th Jan.
Places that remain open will include:
Supermarkets, Schools, Health centres, Dentists, Pharmacy, Opticians, Vets, Outdoor open-air sports facility with no contact, Facilities for professional accredited sports, Professional and legal services, Petrol stations, Stationary and newsagents, Hardware stores, Construction suppliers, Mechanics and ITV, Tobacconists, Florists, Delivery services, Launderettes, Hairdressers, Telecommunications centres and Restaurants within hotels for the use of the clients staying
THE CURFEW REMAINS: 10pm – 6am