However, the consent to travel between islands, without any force majeure, is not the only change that has occurred in level 3, in which Gran Canaria and Tenerife remain. In fact, the curfew will be delayed until 11:00 pm –equal to that established in level 2–, so that the hotel and catering establishments will be able to carry out their activity up to that time limit. In addition, publicly owned indoor pools will be authorized to provide services to those users who want to access them for therapeutic purposes, “complying with certain rules of capacity limitation”. This relief from the restrictions, which is the result of the revision of the table of measures that Pérez had already advanced last week, will become effective after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC).
Publicly owned indoor pools may open for therapeutic purposes
With regard to the evolution of the pandemic in the region as a whole, the spokesperson stressed that there are “significant differences” in the islands. “In Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the number of infections continues to be at levels that the Government, according to Public Health technicians and our advisers, considers worrying,” he emphasized.
And it is that in the last 15 days, the average of daily cases in Tenerife exceeded one hundred and in Gran Canaria it stood at 80, which “makes it mandatory to maintain the current levels.”
“We note that some restrictions can be relaxed,” explains Julio Pérez
Taking this into account, why did you decide then to relax the limitations? The Canarian Executive spokesman was blunt in this regard. “We are noticing that some restrictions can be relaxed because those who have to apply them do it better and better and transmit to us their ability and willingness to comply with these rules,” he said.
Regarding Fuerteventura and Lanzarote –both at level 2–, epidemiological reports show that the medium risk situation “is stabilized”, while in La Gomera and La Palma, the risk “is lower” and may continue regulated by the green traffic light. “In El Hierro, on the other hand, there has been a number of infections that, due to the size of the island, have a percentage impact that forces us to go from level 1 to 2”, stressed the counselor.
The number of cases registered in the capital islands worries the Executive
The progress of the vaccination campaign was also present in this new session of the Council. “We have recovered the speed and the rates of use of the quantities of vaccines received –93% -. We were shocked when the supply difficulties and doubts about the AstraZeneca vaccine occurred, but according to the figure that the Health Minister has given us, we have returned to that of the first days ”, announced Julio Pérez, to later insist on that, from today, the Executive expects to reach 20,000 daily inoculations in the Canary Islands.