This is how the New Year's Eve restrictions will affect the main communities

The nightlife of Catalonia is waiting for the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) Solve your resources in the next few hours to find out if they will be able to have parties in New Years Eve, which in Galicia are being suspended but continue in other autonomous regions, such as Madrid and the Valencian Community.

The entities of Catalonia that represent the nightlife and catering sector presented last Monday a appeal against the measures of the Govern to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which include from the curfew from 1 to 6 in the morning at the closing of the discos or the limitation of the capacity of the restaurants to 50%.

In their appeal, the nightlife venues requested extremely precautionary measures from the TSJC, with the aim that the Catalan high court urgently and provisionally lift restrictions before New Years Eve.

The appeal is also directed against the curfew, a measure to which the TSJC already gave the green light last week, since it requires judicial endorsement because it affects fundamental rights.

The employers of the sector warn that, if leisure venues are not allowed to open on this New Year's Eve, the massive illegal bottles and public disorders will be repeated that were lived in summer in Catalonia, when discos and music bars were closed.

Precisely, the Mossos d'Esquadra and the Rural Agents dismantled this Wednesday the preparations for a "rave" to celebrate New Year's Eve in a protected natural area located in the Ivars pond, in Vila-sana (Lleida), and they identified eight people linked to the illegal party.

The Government of the Canary Islands is also pending judicial endorsement, which wants to establish tThere is a curfew for the nights of December 31 and January 1 and 5.

For her part, the Madrid president, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has announced that none of the macro parties will be held scheduled for New Year's Eve in the region, since none of them had a contingency plan against the coronavirus.

However, sources from the Ministry of the Presidency, Justice and the Interior have clarified to Efe that Díaz Ayuso it only referred to those that required special authorization by the regional government.

"The Community of Madrid you only have to authorize those parties in spaces not enabled for a commercial or leisure activity "These sources insist, explaining that the rest of the entertainment venues and venues, which have their own activity license, must abide by current regulations, both legal and health.

Thus, from the Fabrik nightclub (Humanes de Madrid) they have clarified that the Macro parties scheduled for this New Year's Eve and for January 1 and 2 continue as planned, since being a space with a regular license, they do not require special authorization.

The organizers of the "Wan New Years Old", the macro-festival of techno music planned in the bullring of La Portada de Leganés For next January 1, New Year's Day, they have also shown their intention to continue with the event, since they have a license.

What Díaz Ayuso has defended is the celebration of the chimes at Puerta del Sol -where a capacity of 7,000 people has been allowed- given that it is carried out "outdoors" and the assistants will carry masks.

While neither pre-grapes nor grapes were celebrated in 2020, this year the Madrid City Council has established a capacity of 7,000 people at Puerta de Sol, 60% less that in 2019, for both celebrations on December 30 and 31, and also the Police will control the use of a mask and that interpersonal distance is maintained.

In the Valencian Community, the Generalitat has authorized two extraordinary parties New Year's Eve in Valencia and Castellón and has given approval to another 27 requests for cotillions and parties that do not require authorization because they do not require stages or exceed a certain capacity.

The Valencia City Council also has approval to celebrate a Kings Parade static in the bullring, which will have a controlled capacity, mandatory mask, covid passport for people over 12 years old and without food or drink.

The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has asked the nightlife to suspend the New Year's Eve parties and it has warned the businessmen that if they decide to celebrate them another day they will not be entitled to the aid established by the Xunta for the premises that close their activity.

Several nightclubs in A Coruña -the Pelícano Hall and those that make up his group- had shuffled to advance their New Year's Eve parties before the entry into force of the curfew at 3:00 am, but after the statements of the Galician president they have decided to suspend the early celebrations.

For its part, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) has made a call to town halls to monitor that the festivities held on these days comply with the capacity limitations, the use of masks outdoors and the adequate ventilation and safety conditions of the spaces.


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