Granada Sur Restrictions Eased

AND PM MorenoThe 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:

Albondón

Albuñol

Almegíjar

Almuñécar

Alpujarra de la Sierra

Bérchules

Bubión

Busquístar

Cádiar

Cáñar

Capileira

Carataunas

Cástaras

Guájares (Los)

Gualchos

Ítrabo

Jete

Juviles

Lanjarón

Lentegí

Lobras

Lújar

Molvízar

Motril

Murtas

Nevada

Órgiva

Otívar

Pampaneira

Polopos

Pórtugos

Rubite

Salobreña

Soportújar

Sorvilán

Taha (La)

Torrenueva Costa

Torvizcón

Trevélez

Turón

Ugíjar

Válor

Vélez de Benaudalla;

(News: Granada)

  6 comments for “Granada Sur Restrictions Eased

  1. November 23, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Pete: Keeping fingers crossed that by then things have improved!;-)

  2. Peter Collins
    November 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks Martin. I have rebooked to come over on 13th to 19th Dec when I hope things go back to normal, if there is a normal!

    Stay Safe, Pete

  3. November 23, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Pete: Sorry, Pete but the municipal-level lock downs all over Andalucía remain in place and are expected to remain so until December the 10th. This means that you cannot enter La Herradura to occupy a dwelling that is not your permanent place of residence. It is very doubtful that they will lift this restriction before the 10th because of the bank holiday on the 6th-8th, which would mean literally millions of Andalusians either heading for the coast or for small villages in the interior of the region.

  4. Peter Collins
    November 23, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Hi Martin. After my 9 cancelled flights I was hoping to fly to Malaga this Saturday and cross into La Herradura. Do you think this will be the case please? Need to buy something before the BREXIT !

    Cheers, Pete

  5. November 22, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Sandra: it says in the article that we are waiting for the regional official gazette to be published, which will be later today or tomorrow.

  6. November 22, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    When will we get definite news on the restrictions that might be lifted

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