Experts insist that next Christmas will necessarily have to be different because of the coronavirus pandemic and the authorities are studying how they can be celebrated with the necessary prevention measures. In Catalonia, the plan to reopen activities proposed by the Department of Health already includes the forecast on how these festivals will have to unfold.
Specifically, the Catalan health authorities assess a plan that includes family gatherings of up to 10 people, with possible dinners in restaurants until 9 pm, and a New Year’s Eve also with 10 people, but without going out at night, since the night curfew will remain in force between 10 pm and 6 am, as reported by the . agency.
The plan to reopen activities is structured in four sections that will be reassessed territorially every fifteen days. The implementation of this plan will depend on the continued decline in transmission of the virus in the region, with a speed of spread of the disease that does not exceed 0.9.
The curfew would be kept
The forecasts for Christmas would be included in the third section of the de-escalation, which would apply between December 21 and January 4 provided that the evolution of the pandemic is positive. In the event that it is so, Meetings of up to 10 people belonging to a maximum of “two habitual coexistence bubbles or one expanded bubble” would be allowed.
Further, These groups could go to restaurants, although the establishments would have to close their doors at 9 pm. The capacity would be 50% in these places. For its part, the limitation on religious acts would remain at 30% of the enclosure’s capacity, where there could only be a maximum of 100 people at the same time.
Likewise, the curfew between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. would remain in force, so the usual New Year’s Eve parties would not be authorized. Nor would the entry and exit of Catalonia be allowed on those dates, except for justified reasons, and shopping centers would have a maximum capacity of 30% of their capacity.