No Interprovincial Travel

The Junta de Andalucía PM, Juanma Moreno, confirmed yesterday that the eight provinces in our region will remain with their borders closed.

AND Juanma Moreno PM experts committeeOn a positive note, the night curfew starts an hour later, at 23.00h instead of 22.00h as it is now.

Furthermore, nonessential businesses such as shops, bars and restaurant will also be allowed to stay open later; 22.30h instead of the present restriction of 21.30h.

These changes, which will come into force at 00.01h Friday will run until the 9th of April.

As for gatherings, in bars and restaurants, the maximum to a table on an outside terrace is six, whereas at an inside table the maximum is only four.

Sr. Moreno explained, “experts tell us that we find ourselves at a medium-to-high, risk factor,·” adding, “just because the contagion curve is dropping, we cannot think that things are now OK – in fact, the curve has levelled out but the tendency next week will be for it to climb.”

He also said that the more contagious British strain of the virus now represents 80% of hospital cases in provinces such as Almería. He also cited the appearance of the South-African strain in Andalucía and the delay in the vaccine roll out.

(News: Andalucia)

  13 comments for “No Interprovincial Travel

  1. March 22, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Fred: I realise that, Fred, but I was replying to the other reader’s question as to where I got the information included in the article, which is the BOJA.

    The BOE gives each region scope for wiggle room, such as what time the curfew comes into effect, which they are allowed to change one hour either way. The BOE does not order provincial borders to be closed. In fact, only Andalucía has decided impose it.

    It is the BOJA (Junta) that has come up with our nonessential business hours, for instance.

    Therefore, unless you live in the Communidad de Madrid, which is run by a complete head-the-ball, the regions work within the BOE framework, therefore, what you need to know is what your region is imposing, which in our case, is the BOJA.

  2. Fred
    March 22, 2021 at 9:31 am

    The BOJA covers the restrictions made by the Junta, but there is also an overall set of rules set by central government, specifically for the Easter period, and those rules override anything the Junta may say. They specifically say

    1.3 Limitation of the permanence of groups of people in public or private spaces. The permanence of groups of people will be limited to a maximum of four in closed public spaces and six in open public spaces, except in the case of cohabitants. In private spaces, meetings will be limited to cohabitants.

    You can read it here

    https://www.boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BOE-A-2021-3841#:~:text=A%2D2021%2D3841-,Resoluci%C3%B3n%20de%2011%20de%20marzo%20de%202021%2C%20de%20la%20Secretar%C3%ADa,Santa%20de%202021.Ver%20texto

    Having two sets of rules is causing confusion everywhere.

  3. March 21, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Kazia: James has answered your question (thank you, James). As to where the Seaside Gazette received its information on this, it is from the BOJA (official regional government publication) published on the 18th, which you can view here: https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/eboja/2021/524/BOJA21-524-00007-4818-01_00188722.pdf

  4. Kazia
    March 21, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Thank you.

  5. Fred James
    March 21, 2021 at 9:22 am

    If you read this article in El Pais, in the middle of the second pàragraph it clearly states that rmeetings in

    https://english.elpais.com/society/2021-03-11/spains-regions-agree-to-restrict-travel-over-easter-week-but-madrid-rejects-measure.html

    As for the number of people who are allowed to meet, this will be limited to four in closed public spaces and six in open spaces, unless the people in question live together. In private spaces, only members of the same household can meet.

  6. Kazia
    March 20, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    No where have I read anything about private meetings indoors. Please tell me where you got this info. Ta

  7. March 20, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Kazia: there is no mention of the words “non inhabitants indoors” so I can’t tell you where I read it. Can you rephrase your question, please, empasizing what it is you are looking for. I will gladly give you the information you are requesting if I can understand what you are asking for. Sorry.

    If there are any readers following this and understand what Kazia is asking, please help out.

  8. Kazia
    March 20, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Yes but tell me exactly where you read it please.

  9. March 20, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Roberto: a fully justified rant – very illogical arrangement.

  10. March 20, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Kazia: I’m afraid I don’t understand the question – could you please explain your question where you refer to “non inhabitant indoors.”

  11. KAZIA
    March 20, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Haven’t see anything else about non inhabitants indoors. Please coould you tell me where I can read it.
    Thanks.

  12. Roberto
    March 18, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Marvellous so I can not drive 15 minutes to Nerja with a population of 20,000 (or a lot less since its a ghost town now) but I can drive 60 minutes to Granada with a population of 250,000.

    Rant over and steps down from my soap box

  13. Fred James
    March 18, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    The recent announcements from the Junta relate to the changes that are under their control. A number of publications seem to be forgetting that there is an agreed set of nationwide rules for Easter, and the one that seems to be forgotten is that meetings in private are limited to cohabiting members of the household only. That is actually quite a draconian measure and it affects almost anyone.

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