Nearly 50 Towns Isolated

AND Juanma Moreno Junta PM DC20A total of 49 municipalities within the province of Granada will be closed off starting Monday morning, announced the Junta PM, Juanma Moreno.

This means that residents belonging to the municipalities listed below will not be able to leave its town limits. The list is based on the accumulated contagion figures; those with more than 500 news cases in the last 14 days.

The Junta has also raised the alert level to 4.2 in municipalities with 1,000 or more new cases in the last 14 days which means that all non-essential businesses will have to close. In other words, 16 of the 49 municipalities will have to close their bars etc.

The restrictions come into force one minute after 23.59h Saturday night; in other words, 00.01h Sunday morning. It is normal for these decisions to come into effect on a Monday morning; not a Sunday morning, as is the case this time.

The 49 municipalities affected are:

Guadahortuna
Colomera
Cortes y Graena
Campotéjar
El Valle
Benalúa
Polopos
Gorafe
Láchar
Húeneja
Albuñuelas
Pedro Martínez
Dehesas de Guadix
Píñar
Iznalloz
Purullena
Alfacar
Morelábor
Íllora
Juviles
Quéntar
Baza
Peligros
Nigüelas
Cogollos de Guadix
Chauchina
Zújar
Ogíjares
Húetor Vega
Carataunas
Moraleda de Zafayona
La Malahá
Montillana
Benalúa de las Villas
Algarinejo
Cogollos Vega
Calicasas
Beas de Granada
Ventas de Huelma
Fornes
Moclín
Capileira
Sorvilán
Pórtugos
Padul
Alamedilla
Húelago
Torre-Cardela

The 16 municipalities that will have to close all non-essential businesses are:

Montillana
Benalúa de las Villas
Algarinejo
Cogollos Vega
Calicasas
Beas de Granada
Ventas de Huelma
Fornes
Moclín
Capileira
Sorvilán
Pórtugos
Padul
Alamedilla
Húelago
Torre-Cardela

In those municipalities that have been confined, businesses that are considered essential are:

* Medical centres and services
* Social services
* Pharmacies
* Veterinary surgeries
* Municipal markets
* Opticians and Orthopeadic shops
* Centros, srvicios y establecimientos sanitariose.
* Shops that sell hygiene products
* News agents, bookshops and stationers
* Florists
* Gasoline stations
* Mechanical workshops
* Repair services and building-material suppliers
* Hardware stores
* ITV Stations
* Tobacconists
* Electronics and phone shops
* Pet shops
* Home-delivery services
* Dry cleaners
* Hairdressers
* Domestic help
* Street Markets

As for the rest of the residents of the province of Granada:

* All businesses: bars, restaurants and shops close at 18.00h.
* Four people max at gatherings and in the hostelry sector
* The borders of the province are closed; i.e., you can’t leave the province unless it is essential (work, etc).
* Night curfew brought forward to 22.00h, ending at 06.00h the next morning.

Therefore, if you live on the Costa Tropical, you have mobility between municipalities as long as you remain within the province and do not enter one of the towns that have been locked down.

There are at least three municipalities in the Alpujarra affected, but apart from them, you have freedom of movement to come down to the coast, for example.

Things might change, but that is the situation at the moment.

(News: Granada, Andalucia)

  6 comments for “Nearly 50 Towns Isolated

  1. January 16, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Desiree: that was the information provided by the Junta but as said previously, the exact details will be published in the BOJA later today and any changes contained within will be reproduced here. Thanks for the info 😉

  2. Desiree
    January 16, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Carataunas in the Alpujarras is not one of these villages, it should be Soportujar. The mayor of Carataunas is working on this to be corrected.

  3. January 16, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Sandra: it is best to contact the gym you use and ask them. We’re still waiting for the BOJA (official regional gazette) to be published later today which will have all the definitive details.

  4. Sandra Mihlenstedt
    January 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Thanks Martin just one question do you know if gyms have to close at 6pm

  5. Eve Young
    January 16, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Thank you for the information

  6. Fred Davies
    January 15, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Excellent summary, thank you.

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