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Coronavirus: what restrictions are there in Catalonia as of Monday, November 23?

The community begins a two-month de-escalation that will have four phases, whose progress, maintenance or regression will depend every 15 days on Covid indicators

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Restrictions in Catalonia

Despite the fact that the data is still far from the objectives that the Generalitat had been marked to lower the limitations imposed in order to reduce the contagion of coronavirus, Catalonia begins tomorrow a de-escalation plan, lasting two months, which will consist of four phases (sections 1, 2, 3 and 4). The Catalan Executive will review every 15 days the main indicators of the Covid and hospital occupancy to determine if progress or setbacks are undertaken.

After more than a week of leaks from the Government, division and contradictions between the councils of Junts per Catalunya and Esquerra Republicana and criticism of the sectors most affected by the restrictions (mainly, the restaurants, culture and sports businesses), this Monday begins a plan of progressive opening of activities.

Social gatherings

Six people at most. In sections 3 and 4, the limit rises to 10.


From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. It keeps in all four sections. The Government has not yet clarified, officially, if there could be any modification on designated dates such as Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.

Perimeter confinement of Catalonia

The entrance and exit of the community is still restricted in the first two sections.

Municipal confinement

From 06:00 hours from Friday to Monday at the same time. It remains in the first section and becomes county In a second. Disappears in the last two phases.

Bars and restaurants

After more than five weeks closed, they can open from 06:00 to 21:30 (until eleven at night they can serve home orders). Terraces 100% open and interior capacity limited to 30% (with a separation of two meters between tables). There can be no more than four diners per table, except if they are from the same coexistence group, and they will have to be one meter apart. In sections 2, 3 and 4, the interior capacity rises to 50%.

Cultural activities

Theaters, cinemas, auditoriums or concert halls may open limiting their capacity to 50% and with a maximum of 500 people per session. Concert halls, however, may not use the bar service. From the second phase, the maximum capacity will be 70% and in the fourth section the limit of people is set at 1.000.

Libraries, museums and exhibition halls will not be able to exceed half their capacity in sections 1 and 2, while in the third and fourth they may reach 70%.

Sport activities

The facilities may not exceed a capacity of 50% if they are outdoors and 30% in closed spaces. The changing rooms will remain closed if there is no swimming pool. The gyms They must request an appointment with their clients.

From the second section, the indoor facilities will also be able to occupy half of its capacity, while the outdoor activities will be able to do it at 70% in phases 3 and 4.

On the other hand, competitions Sports will not resume until the fourth stage.

Commercial activities

The shops, regardless of their size, will open at 30% (without a capacity limit for essential goods stores, pharmacies, opticians or veterinary centers). From section 2, the percentage rises to 50%.

The malls remain closed in this first phase, they will open at 30% in sections 2 and 3, and at 50% in the fourth.


Telework is recommended throughout the de-escalation and congresses, conventions and fairs are suspended.

In the first three phases, universities they continue to teach theoretical classes virtually, while in Baccalaureate and training cycles The reduction in presence continues. In the fourth section, classes are recovered in the classrooms at 100%.


Maximum of six students per classroom in non-regulated education and extracurricular activities.

Religious acts and civil ceremonies

Maximum capacity of 30% (in sections 3 and 4, 50%). The limit of 100 people disappears, a measure recently implemented after the controversial beatification in the sacred Family, with 600 attendees, from two weeks ago.

Recreational activities

In all phases, the playgrounds will be open until 8:00 pm, while the indoor play areas for children, local festivals, bingo halls, casinos and game rooms will continue not to function.

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