The Canary Islands Ministry of Health has agreed this Thursday, May 27, to place the island of Gran Canaria at Alert Level 1 following the continued improvement of epidemiological indicators. The rest of the islands remain at their current alert levels: Tenerife and Lanzarote (along with La Graciosa) all at Level 2, and La Gomera, El Hierro, La Palma, Fuerteventura all at Level 1, now joined by Gran Canaria too.
That report, in the case of Gran Canaria, indicates that between May 12 and 25, 433 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed, which represents a daily average of 31 new cases of COVID-19 over these 2 weeks. The risk of community transmission is deemed as having stabilised at a medium risk level, but approaching the lower level, with an average 7-day Accumulated Incidence rate of 27.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This rate continues to be low risk and with a continuous decline in the senior age groups, 65 and over, with an average of 9.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The report indicates that overall the indicators for Gran Canaria are positive and the consolidation of the decreasing risk for people aged 65 and over is reflected in a consolidation of health services positive data .
The rest of the Canary Islands also continue with similar stabilisation or downward trends, with the exception of Lanzarote, which has seen indicators increase in the last week, which has meant growth in the AI value. Due to the high traceability of the cases identified and the incidence values not having yet represented any high impact on the need for conventional hospital beds or critical care units, the island remains at Level 2, although there will be close monitoring of what happens over the coming few days.
BASIC DOs AND DON’Ts GRAN CANARIA LEVEL 1 ALERT:
Get togethers are limited to 10 people, in both public and private spaces.
Exception : in the case of cohabitants, larger groups are allowed so long as everyone lives in the same accommodation/house/apartment.
If a group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it cannot exceed 10 people.
Hospitality establishments must close before 12pm.
Outdoor service permitted 100 % capacity, with a maximum of 10 people per table.
Indoor service no more than 75% capacity and 6 people per table and with an authorised maximum of 4 people at the bar, with a safety distance between them of 2 meters.
Buffet is allowed both inside and outside.
Takeaway from the premises allowed before 12pm as well as home delivery
You must wear a mask whenever leaving your table. On terraces or in other outdoor spaces, dependent on the establishment, any activities deemed to not encourage the maintaining of interpersonal safety distances or not wearing masks (such as dancing, karaoke, etc.) are prohibited.
100% of the capacity outdoors and 75% indoors
75% of capacity and with max 10 people group
100% of capacity with groups max 10 people
And of course everyone is expected to continue to maintain interpersonal distances of at least 1.5 metres AT ALL TIMES. All persons 6 years of age and older are obligated to use masks in all public spaces and everyone must keep their hands clean.
“#CGobCan “The indicators generally point to a downward trend.” The spokesman for the Government of #Canarias , Julio Pérez, announces that Gran Canaria drops to level 1. The traffic lights on the other islands remain unchanged. Tenerife, Lanzarote and La Graciosa remain at level 2″
?️#CGobCan “Los indicadores apuntan en general una evolución descendente”. El portavoz del Gobierno de #Canarias, Julio Pérez, anuncia que Gran Canaria baja a nivel 1. El semáforo de la demás islas no sufre modificaciones. Tenerife, Lanzarote y La Graciosa se mantienen en nivel 2 pic.twitter.com/1UM9MLzZm0
— Presidencia GobCan (@PresiCan) May 27, 2021