The Prime Minister of the Junta is still addressing Andalucía on TV as I write. The news is a mixed bag of positive and negative news.
For those living on the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra, you will now be on the same restrictions as the majority of the other provinces of the region; shops and businesses can open until 18.00h. This includes bars and restaurants, it appears.
In the rest of the province, restaurants and bars, which have only been able to deliver takeaways, will now be able to serve food and drinks at their doors up to 21.30h to be consumed at home.
In short, if you live in the capital, the Metropolitan Area, Western, Northern or North-Easten Granada, nothing has changed much.
The partial lockdown has been extended for the whole of Andalucía until the 10th of December, meaning that residents of any municipality within the region will not be allowed to cross their town boundaries unless for a valid reason, which has been the case until now.
Toy shops are now considered essential, given the looming festive season, so they can open up to 20.00h.
The night curfew remains in place across the whole of Andalucía
Now, this is fresh news based on the PM’s address on Canal Sur but readers who own businesses are advised to wait until the BOJA is published because the PM’s words are open to interpretation concerning whether all business in the 40 municipalities of Granada Sur (Costa Tropical & La Alpujarra) can open until 18.00h or it continues to be essential ones only.
The difference appears to be that non-essential business, bars and restaurants can only open up to 18.00h whereas essential businesses can continue open until 22.00h – this is the case in Málaga, for example.
The Boja should be published later today or tomorrow. So don’t break out the party hats and farting cushions just yet.
Here is a list of municipalities included in the Granada Sur Health Area:
Alpujarra de la Sierra
Vélez de Benaudalla;