The restaurants of Tenerife will have to close their doors at midnight with Tenerife's move to covid to level 4. However, their capacities will remain as they have been so far: 33% indoors and 75% outdoors. This way, the Government plans to limit "the movement of citizens" as the virus spreads unchecked on the island while hoping to avoid "effects on economic activity".
In general, the capacities related to hospitality and activities in the Canary Islands are set at 33% indoors and 50% outdoors. However, there will be some sectors that will enjoy improvements regarding this limit. This is the case of the cultural industry, which will continue operating at 55% indoors and 75% outdoors. The hotel and catering industry will maintain its terraces at 75%. The limit of six people meeting together remains. There is no restriction on entering or leaving the island.
The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, explained the easing of level 4 restrictions is because the current situation is not as bad as experienced in summer, essentially because 80% of the population is vaccinated. Trujillo also highlighted that many activities and premises must request a covid certificate as an entry requirement; this measure is compulsory for levels 3 and 4, while voluntary for levels 1 and 2.
The changes will come into effect at midnight on Monday 10th January 2022.El Dia