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Catalonia de-escalation: The community will reopen bars and restaurants but will maintain the Christmas curfew

Catalonia The de-escalation of the second wave will begin from next Monday. It will do so by enabling the hospitality industry reopen its doors although with limited hours. Restaurateurs may open from six in the morning to five in the afternoon, thus offering breakfast and lunch services, but not dinner. A measure that a few days ago the sector rejected, assuring that this would generate losses.

The de-escalation plan, to which OKDIARIO has had access and which is pending approval, also provides for the reopening of cultural facilities for up to 600 people with 50% occupancy. The outdoor sports facilities will also be reduced by half. Both sectors have been closed to the public for practically a month.

The measures, which will begin to relax on November 23, will be reviewed every fifteen days. The objective of the Generalitat, if the curve of the pandemic remains as in recent days, is to be able to lift restrictions every two weeks. Even so, Government sources ask citizens for prudence and caution so as not to have to back down in the decisions taken.

The curfew, two more months

The Government will maintain the curfew for two more months. At the moment it will continue to be in the same time slot from ten at night to six in the morning. Gradually, however, the hours of night mobility restriction will be reduced in order to return to normality prior to the application of this limitation due to the second wave. With this measure they want to avoid nights out and social contacts.

Public in stadiums, December 8

Despite the fact that from this next Monday the return of outdoor sports activities will be allowed, it will not be until December 8 when the public will be able to return to the stadiums and sports facilities. The Generalitat foresees that for that day, after the Constitution Bridge, spectators will be able to enter the fields and pavilions where non-professional sports are carried out. Regarding the venues with professional competition, the Ministry of Health and the Superior Sports Council will continue to have the last word.

The meetings, of six people

Private encounters will also continue limited to six people for longer. This measure will affect the family celebrations of the Christmas holidays, although the Generalitat does not specify how it will control that Christmas lunches are not celebrated with more guests. As the curfew, the intention of the Catalan Executive is that this measure be maintained for about two more months.

Perimeter closure continues

Another of the restrictions that the Government will maintain will be the perimeter closure of Catalonia and that of the municipalities during the weekends. This measure will be reviewed every fifteen days to lift it when the evolution of the pandemic is better throughout the Catalan territory. However, according to sources from the Government, it could also be in force during Christmas, which would prevent many families from meeting again.