The Southern Granada Health District, which covers the Costa Tropical, and the Alpujarra, will pass to Level Two as of Friday 12th at 00.01h.
This means that bars, restaurants, shops and offices can remain open until 21.30h instead of having to close at 18.00h – welcome news indeed for the local economy.
Not only will the hostelry sector be able to stay open longer, but they will be permitted to increase the amount of customers on their premises, outside on the terraces and inside.
What has not changed are the travel restrictions; i.e., you can’t cross a provincial boundary, and the night curfew which remains in force between 22.00h and 06.00h the next morning.
In case you are in any doubt about whether your town is included, here is a list of those on Level Two from Friday 00.01h:
Albondón, Albuñol, Almegíjar, Almuñécar, Alpujarra de la Sierra, Bérchules, Bubión, Busquístar, Cádiar, Cáñar, Capileira, Carataunas, Cástaras, Los Guájares, Gualchos, Ítrabo, Jete, Juviles, Lanjarón, Lentegí, Lobras, Lújar, Molvízar, Motril, Murtas, Nevada, Órgiva, Otívar, Pampaneira, Polopos, Pórtugos, Rubite, Salobreña, Soportújar, Sorvilán, La Taha, Torrenueva Costa, Torvizcón, Trevélez, Turón, Ugíjar, Válor and Vélez de Benaudalla.
Editorial note: even different journalists within the same newspaper can’t agree on when this comes into force, with some saying from Friday and other saying from Saturday.
Three hours after this article went up at 16.12h, the Junta published the BOJA (instead of waiting for tomorrow) announcing the change to take effect as of 00.01h Friday the 12th. Clarification at last!
(News: Granada, Andalucia)