Prevention measures extended across Valencian region


The president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, announced the extension by another 21 days of the preventive measures that were introduced on August 17 across the region.

The restrictions mainly affect the limitation of hours and capacity of businesses, as well as aspects related to family and social gatherings, and access to residences for the elderly.

The announcement is expected to be published in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valenciana on Monday and which will come into effect next Tuesday, after holding a meeting by videoconference with the Minister of Public Health, Ana Barceló. “We must accelerate the control of the pandemic; For this reason, we must be constant in the restrictive and preventive measures put in place to insist on this line, ”said the president of the Generalitat.

The measures that are extended initially approved on August 17 refer to nightlife, hotels and restaurants, mass events, residences, smoking and screening.

With regard to nightlife, in the Valencian Community, the suspension of the activity of discos, dance halls, karaoke and cocktail bars with and without live musical performances will be maintained.

Likewise, in the hotel and restaurant establishments, terraces and beach bars or restaurants must have 1.5 meters between tables or groups of tables maintained. This distance must be measured between the people closest to the different tables or groups, which must have a maximum occupancy of 10 people.

Also, the hotel and restaurant establishments must continue to close no later than 01.00 hours. Furthermore, the establishment's products or beverages cannot be consumed outside the limited area of ​​the premises.

The new resolution now includes that establishments considered as gambling casinos, bingo halls, game rooms, arcades and specific betting establishments must also close no later than 01.00 hours, with no new customers from 00:00 hours. These measures apply every day of the week, including holidays.

In addition, the recommendation to limit family or social gatherings, in private spaces, to a maximum of 10 people is maintained.

The prohibition of smoking on public roads or in outdoor spaces is to be maintained when a minimum distance of at least 2 meters cannot be respected.

This limitation applies to an inhalation device for tobacco, pipes or similar, including electronic cigarettes or vaping

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